Fedora Core 2 : libtiff-3.5.7-20.2 (2004-334)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 15475

Synopsis

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description

The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image format files. TIFF is a widely used file format for bitmapped images.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affect libtiff. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause the application linked to libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0886 to this issue.

Additionally, a number of buffer overflow bugs that affect libtiff have been found. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause the application linked to libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0803 to this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which contain fixes for these issues.

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

Solution

Update the affected libtiff, libtiff-debuginfo and / or libtiff-devel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?39f6ff3b

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15475

File Name: fedora_2004-334.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/15/2004

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libtiff-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libtiff-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0886

FEDORA: 2004-334