RHEL 4 : libtiff (RHSA-2005:035)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 17169
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated libtiff packages that fix various integer overflows are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team
The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image format files.
infamous41md discovered integer overflow flaws in libtiff. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libtiff to overflow a heap buffer when the file was opened by a victim. Due to the nature of the overflow it is unlikely that it is possible to use this flaw to execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1308 to this issue.
Dmitry V. Levin discovered an integer overflow flaw in libtiff. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libtiff to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1183 to this issue.
All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes for these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected libtiff and / or libtiff-devel packages.