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[GLSA-200607-03] libTIFF: Multiple buffer overflows Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
libTIFF: Multiple buffer overflows
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-03
(libTIFF: Multiple buffer overflows)
A buffer overflow has been found in the t2p_write_pdf_string function
in tiff2pdf, which can been triggered with a TIFF file containing a
DocumentName tag with UTF-8 characters. An additional buffer overflow
has been found in the handling of the parameters in tiffsplit.
A remote attacker could entice a user to load a specially crafted TIFF
file, resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code.
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-3.8.2-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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