Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16305
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:001 (libtiff/tiff).
Libtiff supports reading, writing, and manipulating of TIFF image files.
iDEFENSE reported an integer overflow in libtiff that can be exploited by specific TIFF images to trigger a heap-based buffer overflow afterwards.
This bug can be used by external attackers to execute arbitrary code over the network by placing special image files on web-pages and alike.
Additionally a buffer overflow in tiffdump was fixed.