SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : tiff (SUSE-SU-2018:1180-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109675

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for tiff fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2017-9935: There was a heap-based buffer overflow in the t2p_write_pdf function in tools/tiff2pdf.c. This heap overflow could lead to different damages. For example, a crafted TIFF document can lead to an out-of-bounds read in TIFFCleanup, an invalid free in TIFFClose or t2p_free, memory corruption in t2p_readwrite_pdf_image, or a double free in t2p_free.
Given these possibilities, it probably could cause arbitrary code execution (bsc#1046077)

- CVE-2017-17973: There is a heap-based use-after-free in the t2p_writeproc function in tiff2pdf.c. (bsc#1074318)

- CVE-2018-5784: There is an uncontrolled resource consumption in the TIFFSetDirectory function of tif_dir.c. Remote attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial of service via a crafted tif file. This occurs because the declared number of directory entries is not validated against the actual number of directory entries (bsc#1081690)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-822=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-822=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-822=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1046077

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1074318

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1081690

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-17973/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-9935/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-5784/

http://www.nessus.org/u?8e0a3b03

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109675

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1180-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/05/10

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtiff5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtiff5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tiff, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tiff-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tiff-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17973, CVE-2017-9935, CVE-2018-5784