Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 83916


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


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

libtiff did not properly convert between signed and unsigned integer values, leading to a buffer overflow. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted TIFF file that, when opened, would cause an application linked against libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-2088)

Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, 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.

All libtiff users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. All running applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83916

File Name: sl_20120703_libtiff_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/01

Modified: 2015/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 2012/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2088, CVE-2012-2113