Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libtiff (MDVSA-2012:101)

High Nessus Plugin ID 59843


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in libtiff :

libtiff did not properly convert between signed and unsigned integer values, leading to a buffer overflow. 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-2012-2088).

Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, were found in the tiff2pdf tool. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted TIFF file that would cause tiff2pdf to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code (CVE-2012-2113).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59843

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-101.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/07/05

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff-progs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff3, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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: 2012/07/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2088, CVE-2012-2113

BID: 54076, 54270

MDVSA: 2012:101