libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201209-02

Multiple vulnerabilities in libTIFF could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

media-libs/tiff on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.0.2-r1
Unaffected versions >= 4.0.2-r1, revision >= 3.9.5-r2, revision >= 3.9.7-r1

Background

libTIFF provides support for reading and manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) images.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libTIFF. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TIFF file with an application making use of libTIFF, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libTIFF 4.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-4.0.2-r1"
 

All libTIFF 3.9 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-3.9.5-r2"
 

References

Release Date
September 23, 2012

Latest Revision
June 02, 2014: 6

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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