SUSE-SA:2005:001: libtiff/tiff

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16305


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The 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.


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 16305

File Name: suse_SA_2005_001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/02/03

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1183, CVE-2004-1308