GLSA-200605-17 : libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21615
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-17 (libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities, ranging from integer overflows and NULL pointer dereferences to double frees, were reported in libTIFF.
An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by enticing a user to open a specially crafted TIFF image, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libTIFF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/tiff-3.8.1'