Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : libtiff (ELSA-2017-0225)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0225 :

An update for libtiff is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files.

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-2016-9533, CVE-2016-9534, CVE-2016-9535)

* Multiple flaws have been discovered in various libtiff tools
(tiff2pdf, tiffcrop, tiffcp, bmp2tiff). 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-2015-8870, CVE-2016-5652, CVE-2016-9540,
CVE-2016-9537, CVE-2016-9536)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-February/006688.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-February/006689.html

Solution :

Update the affected libtiff packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96945 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8870
CVE-2016-5652
CVE-2016-9533
CVE-2016-9534
CVE-2016-9535
CVE-2016-9536
CVE-2016-9537
CVE-2016-9540

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