Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20120410)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61296

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files.

Two integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, were found in the way libtiff attempted to allocate space for a tile in a TIFF image file. An attacker could use these flaws 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-2012-1173)

All libtiff users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve these issues. All running applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?7050b985

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61296

File Name: sl_20120410_libtiff_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libtiff-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libtiff-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libtiff-static, 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: 2012/04/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1173