Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- Multiple flaws have been discovered in libtiff. A remote
attacker could exploit these flaws to cause a crash or
memory corruption and, possibly, execute arbitrary code
by tricking an application linked against libtiff into
processing specially crafted files. (CVE-2014-9655,
CVE-2015-1547, CVE-2015-8784, CVE-2015-8683,
CVE-2015-8665, CVE-2015-8781, CVE-2015-8782,
CVE-2015-8783, CVE-2016-3990, CVE-2016-5320)

- Multiple flaws have been discovered in various libtiff
tools (bmp2tiff, pal2rgb, thumbnail, tiff2bw, tiff2pdf,
tiffcrop, tiffdither, tiffsplit, tiff2rgba). By tricking
a user into processing a specially crafted file, a
remote attacker could exploit these flaws to cause a
crash or memory corruption and, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
the libtiff tool. (CVE-2014-8127, CVE-2014-8129,
CVE-2014-8130, CVE-2014-9330, CVE-2015-7554,
CVE-2015-8668, CVE-2016-3632, CVE-2016-3945,
CVE-2016-3991)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1398a1a9

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

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