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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60471


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


Multiple uses of uninitialized values were discovered in libtiff's Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm decoder. An attacker could create a carefully crafted LZW-encoded TIFF file that would cause an application linked with libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2327)

SL4: A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the tiff2pdf conversion program distributed with libtiff. An attacker could create a TIFF file containing UTF-8 characters that would, when converted to PDF format, cause tiff2pdf to crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

SL4 & SL5: Additionally, these updated packages fix the following bug :

- the libtiff packages included manual pages for the sgi2tiff and tiffsv commands, which are not included in these packages. These extraneous manual pages were removed.


Update the affected libtiff and / or libtiff-devel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60471

File Name: sl_20080828_libtiff_on_SL3_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: 7.5

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

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: 2008/08/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2193, CVE-2008-2327

CWE: 119