SUSE SLES12 Security Update : tiff (SUSE-SU-2023:4736-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186810



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:4736-1 advisory.

- LibTIFF master branch has an out-of-bounds read in LZWDecode in libtiff/tif_lzw.c:619, allowing attackers to cause a denial-of-service via a crafted tiff file. For users that compile libtiff from sources, the fix is available with commit b4e79bfa. (CVE-2022-1622)

- An issue was discovered in function TIFFReadDirectory libtiff before 4.4.0 allows attackers to cause a denial of service via crafted TIFF file. (CVE-2022-40090)

- A flaw was found in tiffcrop, a program distributed by the libtiff package. A specially crafted tiff file can lead to an out-of-bounds read in the extractImageSection function in tools/tiffcrop.c, resulting in a denial of service and limited information disclosure. This issue affects libtiff versions 4.x.

- loadImage() in tools/tiffcrop.c in LibTIFF through 4.5.0 has a heap-based use after free via a crafted TIFF image. (CVE-2023-26965)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in Libtiff's LZWDecode() function in the libtiff/tif_lzw.c file.
This flaw allows a local attacker to craft specific input data that can cause the program to dereference a NULL pointer when decompressing a TIFF format file, resulting in a program crash or denial of service.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected libtiff-devel, libtiff5, libtiff5-32bit and / or tiff packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186810

File Name: suse_SU-2023-4736-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/13/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-1622


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-1916

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtiff-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtiff5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtiff5-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tiff, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1622, CVE-2022-40090, CVE-2023-1916, CVE-2023-26965, CVE-2023-2731

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:4736-1