libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-16

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libTIFF, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/tiff on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.0.7
Unaffected versions >= 4.0.7

Background

The TIFF library contains encoding and decoding routines for the Tag Image File Format. It is called by numerous programs, including GNOME and KDE applications, to interpret TIFF images.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libTIFF. Please review the CVE identifier and bug reports referenced for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted image file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

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-4.0.7"
 

References

Release Date
January 09, 2017

Latest Revision
January 09, 2017: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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