Debian DLA-1391-1 : tiff security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110313
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMultiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the libtiff library and the included tools, which may result in denial of service :
Ddenial of service vulnerability in the TIFFOpen function. A crafted input will lead to a denial of service attack and can either make the system hand or trigger the OOM killer.
There is an uncontrolled resource consumption in TIFFSetDirectory function of src/libtiff/tif_dir.c, which can cause denial of service through a crafted tif file.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 4.0.2-6+deb7u21.
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.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.