libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200605-17

Multiple vulnerabilities in libTIFF could lead to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

media-libs/tiff on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.8.1
Unaffected versions >= 3.8.1

Background

libTIFF provides support for reading and manipulating TIFF images.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities, ranging from integer overflows and NULL pointer dereferences to double frees, were reported in libTIFF.

Impact

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by enticing a user to open a specially crafted TIFF image, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libTIFF users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-3.8.1"

References

Release Date
May 30, 2006

Latest Revision
May 30, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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