RHEL 2.1 / 3 : libtiff (RHSA-2004:577)

high Nessus Plugin ID 15629

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated libtiff packages that fix various buffer and integer overflows are now available.

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 names CVE-2004-0886 and CVE-2004-0804 to these issues.

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-0803

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-0804

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-0886

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1307

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004:577

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15629

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-577.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/4/2004

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/22/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0803, CVE-2004-0804, CVE-2004-0886, CVE-2004-1307

RHSA: 2004:577