Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (20140227)

high Nessus Plugin ID 72738
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Synopsis

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

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow and a use-after-free flaw were found in the tiff2pdf tool. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted TIFF file that would cause tiff2pdf to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-1960, CVE-2013-4232)

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in the gif2tiff tool. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted GIF file that could cause gif2tiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-4231, CVE-2013-4243, CVE-2013-4244)

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in the tiff2pdf tool. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted TIFF file that would cause tiff2pdf to crash. (CVE-2013-1961)

All running applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected libtiff, libtiff-debuginfo and / or libtiff-devel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?4b09cce9

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72738

File Name: sl_20140227_libtiff_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/28/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

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, 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: 2/27/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/3/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1960, CVE-2013-1961, CVE-2013-4231, CVE-2013-4232, CVE-2013-4243, CVE-2013-4244