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Vulnerability Assessment Details
libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-07
(libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered several heap and
stack buffer overflows and other flaws in libTIFF. The affected parts
include the TIFFFetchShortPair(), TIFFScanLineSize() and
EstimateStripByteCounts() functions, and the PixarLog and NeXT RLE
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TIFF
file, resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libTIFF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-3.8.2-r2"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
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