CentOS 4 / 5 : libtiff (CESA-2011:0318)

high Nessus Plugin ID 52510
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated libtiff packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libtiff processed certain TIFF Internet Fax image files, compressed with the CCITT Group 4 compression algorithm. 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 or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-0192)

Red Hat would like to thank Apple Product Security for reporting this issue.

All libtiff users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected libtiff packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?263ab022

http://www.nessus.org/u?4da7d029

http://www.nessus.org/u?e23e971d

http://www.nessus.org/u?e3270f75

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52510

File Name: centos_RHSA-2011-0318.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/3/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:centos:centos:5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:centos:centos:4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:centos:centos:libtiff:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:centos:centos:libtiff-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/14/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/3/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0192

RHSA: 2011:0318