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CentOS Update for libtiff CESA-2012:0468 centos5

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'libtiff' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files. Two integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, were found in the way libtiff attempted to allocate space for a tile in a TIFF image file. An attacker could use these flaws 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-2012-1173) All libtiff users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve these issues. All running applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libtiff on CentOS 5

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)