CentOS 3 : libtiff (CESA-2010:0520)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 48341



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


Updated libtiff packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

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)

An input validation flaw was discovered in libtiff. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted TIFF file that, when opened, would cause an application linked against libtiff to crash.

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48341

File Name: centos_RHSA-2010-0520.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/17/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libtiff-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/16/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/17/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1411, CVE-2010-2598

BID: 40823, 41295

RHSA: 2010:0520