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

High Nessus Plugin ID 96948

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: High

ID: 96948

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

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/02

Updated: 2019/09/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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: 2017/02/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/22

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