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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61000


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 files encoded with a 4-bit run-length encoding scheme from ThunderScan. 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-2011-1167)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- A prior libtiff update introduced a regression that prevented certain TIFF Internet Fax image files, compressed with the CCITT Group 4 compression algorithm, from being read. (BZ#688825)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61000

File Name: sl_20110329_libtiff_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2011/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1167