Oracle Linux 3 : libtiff (ELSA-2008-0863)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67743


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0863 :

Updated libtiff packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

Multiple uses of uninitialized values were discovered in libtiff's Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm decoder. An attacker could create a carefully crafted LZW-encoded TIFF file that would cause an application linked with libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2327)

Red Hat would like to thank Drew Yao of the Apple Product Security team for reporting this issue.

All libtiff users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve this issue.


Update the affected libtiff packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67743

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0863.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libtiff-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2327

BID: 30832

RHSA: 2008:0863

CWE: 119