GLSA-200410-11 : tiff: Buffer overflows in image decoding

High Nessus Plugin ID 15472


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-11 (tiff: Buffer overflows in image decoding)

Chris Evans found heap-based overflows in RLE decoding routines in tif_next.c, tif_thunder.c and potentially tif_luv.c.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to view a carefully crafted TIFF image file, which would potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user viewing the image. This affects any program that makes use of the tiff library, including GNOME and KDE web browsers or mail readers.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All tiff library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=media-libs/tiff-3.6.1-r2' # emerge '>=media-libs/tiff-3.6.1-r2' xv makes use of the tiff library and needs to be recompiled to receive the new patched version of the library. All xv users should also upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r8' # emerge '>=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15472

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200410-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/10/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:tiff, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xv, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0803

OSVDB: 10750

GLSA: 200410-11