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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60977


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


A 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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60977

File Name: sl_20110302_libtiff_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: 2011/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0192