Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : libtiff (ELSA-2009-1159)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67892


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1159 :

Updated libtiff packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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.

Several integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, were found in various libtiff color space conversion tools.
An attacker could create a specially crafted TIFF file, which once opened by an unsuspecting user, would cause the conversion tool to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the tool. (CVE-2009-2347)

A buffer underwrite flaw was found in libtiff's Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm decoder. An attacker could create a specially crafted LZW-encoded TIFF file, which once opened by an unsuspecting user, would cause an application linked with libtiff to access an out-of-bounds memory location, leading to a denial of service (application crash). (CVE-2009-2285)

The CVE-2009-2347 flaws were discovered by Tielei Wang from ICST-ERCIS, Peking University.

All libtiff users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing this update, all applications linked with the libtiff library (such as Konqueror) must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected libtiff packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67892

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-1159.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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: 2009/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2285, CVE-2009-2347

BID: 35451, 35652

OSVDB: 55265, 55821, 55822

RHSA: 2009:1159

CWE: 119, 189