Debian DLA-1377-1 : tiff security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 109737
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the LZWDecodeCompat function in tif_lzw.c (LibTIFF 4.0.9 and earlier). This vulnerability might be leveraged by remote attackers to crash the client via a crafted TIFF LZW file.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 4.0.2-6+deb7u20.

We recommend that you upgrade your tiff packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/05/msg00008.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/tiff

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109737

File Name: debian_DLA-1377.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/14/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtiff-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtiff-opengl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtiff-tools, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtiff5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtiff5-alt-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtiff5-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtiffxx5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 5/13/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8905