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[GLSA-200505-07] libTIFF: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
libTIFF: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-07
(libTIFF: Buffer overflow)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a
stack based buffer overflow in the libTIFF library when reading a TIFF
image with a malformed BitsPerSample tag.
Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a
specially crafted TIFF image, resulting in the execution of arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libTIFF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-3.7.2"
Threat Level: Medium
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