Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60977
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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)
All running applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected libtiff and / or libtiff-devel packages.