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[GLSA-200607-03] libTIFF: Multiple buffer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libTIFF: Multiple buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-03
(libTIFF: Multiple buffer overflows)


A buffer overflow has been found in the t2p_write_pdf_string function
in tiff2pdf, which can been triggered with a TIFF file containing a
DocumentName tag with UTF-8 characters. An additional buffer overflow
has been found in the handling of the parameters in tiffsplit.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to load a specially crafted TIFF
file, resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2193
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2656


Solution:
All libTIFF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-3.8.2-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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