RHEL 6 / 7 : libtiff (RHSA-2017:0225)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96948
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for libtiff is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

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

Security Fix(es) :

* Multiple flaws have been discovered in libtiff. A remote attacker could exploit these flaws to cause a crash or memory corruption and, possibly, execute arbitrary code by tricking an application linked against libtiff into processing specially crafted files.
(CVE-2016-9533, CVE-2016-9534, CVE-2016-9535)

* Multiple flaws have been discovered in various libtiff tools (tiff2pdf, tiffcrop, tiffcp, bmp2tiff). By tricking a user into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit these flaws to cause a crash or memory corruption and, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the libtiff tool. (CVE-2015-8870, CVE-2016-5652, CVE-2016-9540, CVE-2016-9537, CVE-2016-9536)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0225

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-8870

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5652

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9533

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9534

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9535

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9536

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9537

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-9540

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96948

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0225.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/2/2017

Updated: 10/24/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff-static, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2/1/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/22/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8870, CVE-2016-5652, CVE-2016-9533, CVE-2016-9534, CVE-2016-9535, CVE-2016-9536, CVE-2016-9537, CVE-2016-9540

RHSA: 2017:0225