RHEL 4 / 5 : libtiff (RHSA-2010:0519)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47872

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated libtiff packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files.

Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to a buffer overflow, were discovered in libtiff. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted TIFF file that, when opened, would cause an application linked against libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-1411)

Multiple input validation flaws were discovered in libtiff. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted TIFF file that, when opened, would cause an application linked against libtiff to crash. (CVE-2010-2481, CVE-2010-2483, CVE-2010-2595, CVE-2010-2597)

Red Hat would like to thank Apple Product Security for responsibly reporting the CVE-2010-1411 flaw, who credit Kevin Finisterre of digitalmunition.com for the discovery of the issue.

All libtiff users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. All running applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected libtiff and / or libtiff-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47872

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0519.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/28

Updated: 2021/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1411, CVE-2010-2481, CVE-2010-2483, CVE-2010-2595, CVE-2010-2597, CVE-2010-4665

BID: 40823, 41088, 41295

RHSA: 2010:0519