FreeBSD : tiff -- buffer overflow vulnerability (68222076-010b-11da-bc08-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19347


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


A Gentoo Linux Security Advisory reports :

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a stack based buffer overflow in the libTIFF library when reading a TIFF image with a malformed BitsPerSample tag.

Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a specially crafted TIFF image, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19347

File Name: freebsd_pkg_68222076010b11dabc080001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/08/01

Modified: 2013/08/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:fractorama, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gdal, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:iv, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ivtools, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-iv, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-libimg, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-tiff, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:paraview, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pdflib, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pdflib-perl, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tiff, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1544