Amazon Linux AMI : libtiff / compat-libtiff3 (ALAS-2017-802)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97554

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

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

Run 'yum update libtiff' to update your system.

Run 'yum update compat-libtiff3' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-802.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97554

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-802.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/07

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

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:amazon:linux:compat-libtiff3, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:compat-libtiff3-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libtiff-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libtiff-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libtiff-static, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/06

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

ALAS: 2017-802