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RHSA-2012:1590: libtiff security update

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RHSA-2012:1590: libtiff security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/11/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/24/2012
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating TaggedImage File Format (TIFF) files.A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libtiff processedcertain TIFF images using the Pixar Log Format encoding. An attacker couldcreate a specially-crafted TIFF file that, when opened, could cause anapplication using libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary codewith the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-4447)A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libtiff handledDOTRANGE tags. An attacker could use this flaw to create aspecially-crafted TIFF file that, when opened, would cause an applicationlinked against libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.(CVE-2012-5581)A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the tiff2pdf tool. Anattacker could use this flaw to create a specially-crafted TIFF file thatwould cause tiff2pdf to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.(CVE-2012-3401)A missing return value check flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow,was found in the ppm2tiff tool. An attacker could use this flaw to create aspecially-crafted PPM (Portable Pixel Map) file that would cause ppm2tiffto crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-4564)The CVE-2012-5581, CVE-2012-3401, and CVE-2012-4564 issues were discoveredby Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team.All libtiff users should upgrade to these updated packages, which containbackported patches to resolve these issues. All running applications linkedagainst libtiff must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-libtiff
  • redhat-upgrade-libtiff-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-libtiff-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-libtiff-static

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