Scientific Linux Security Update : on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60251


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


A heap overflow flaw was found in the TIFF parser. An attacker could create a carefully crafted document containing a malicious TIFF file that could cause to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-2834)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60251

File Name: sl_20070918_openoffice_org_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2834

CWE: 189