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RHSA-2005:019: libtiff security update

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RHSA-2005:019: libtiff security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/10/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated libtiff packages that fix various integer overflows are now available.

The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image format files. iDEFENSE has reported an integer overflow bug that affects libtiff. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause the application linked to libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1308 to this issue. Dmitry V. Levin reported another integer overflow in the tiffdump utility. An atacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file with tiffdump could possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1183 to this issue. All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes for these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-libtiff
  • redhat-upgrade-libtiff-devel

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