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[GLSA-200505-07] libTIFF: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libTIFF: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-07
(libTIFF: Buffer overflow)


Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a
stack based buffer overflow in the libTIFF library when reading a TIFF
image with a malformed BitsPerSample tag.

Impact

Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a
specially crafted TIFF image, resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://bugzilla.remotesensing.org/show_bug.cgi?id=843


Solution:
All libTIFF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-3.7.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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