Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libtiff (MDVSA-2012:184)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63344


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


A vulnerability was found and corrected in libtiff :

A stack-based buffer overflow was found in the way libtiff handled DOTRANGE tags. 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-2012-5581).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63344

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-184.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/12/28

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff-progs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff3, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5581

BID: 56715

MDVSA: 2012:184