Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libtiff (MDVSA-2012:184)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability was found and corrected in libtiff :

A stack-based buffer overflow was found in the way libtiff handled
DOTRANGE tags. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially
crafted TIFF file that, when opened, would cause an application linked
against libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code
(CVE-2012-5581).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63344 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56715

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5581

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