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[GLSA-200605-17] libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-17
(libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities, ranging from integer overflows and NULL
pointer dereferences to double frees, were reported in libTIFF.
A possible hacker 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.
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-3.8.1"
Threat Level: Medium
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