Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 96974

Synopsis

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

Description

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?5001fb0d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96974

File Name: sl_20170201_libtiff_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/03

Updated: 2018/12/27

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: 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: 2017/02/01

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