Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libtiff (MDVSA-2008:184)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37814


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Drew Yao of the Apple Product Security Team reported multiple uses of uninitialized values in libtiff's LZW compression algorithm decoder.
An attacker could create a carefully crafted LZW-encoded TIFF file that would cause an application linked to libtiff to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-2327).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37814

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-184.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff3-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff-progs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff3-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2327

BID: 30832

MDVSA: 2008:184

CWE: 119