Debian DSA-2965-1 : tiff - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76172
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Murray McAllister discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the gif2tiff command line tool. Executing gif2tiff on a malicious tiff image could result in arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade the tiff packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.2-6+deb7u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76172

File Name: debian_DSA-2965.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/23/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tiff, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/22/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4243

BID: 62082

DSA: 2965