GLSA-201402-21 : libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 72635


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-21 (libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libTIFF. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TIFF file with an application making use of libTIFF, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libTIFF 4.* users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/tiff-4.0.3-r6' All libTIFF 3.* users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/tiff-3.9.7-r1:3' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72635

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201402-21.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/23

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:gentoo:linux:tiff, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4447, CVE-2012-4564, CVE-2013-1960, CVE-2013-1961, CVE-2013-4231, CVE-2013-4232, CVE-2013-4244

BID: 55673, 56372, 59607, 59609, 61695, 61849, 62019

OSVDB: 86548, 86878, 92986, 92987, 96203, 96204, 96205, 96206, 96207, 96649

GLSA: 201402-21