RHEL 5 / 6 : libtiff (RHSA-2012:1054)

High Nessus Plugin ID 59844


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 5 and 6.

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.

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.

All libtiff users should 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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59844

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1054.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/07/05

Modified: 2017/01/05

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff-static, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.3

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: 2012/07/03

Reference Information

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

BID: 54076

RHSA: 2012:1054