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Fedora Core 2 2005-597: libtiff Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the libtiff package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-597 (libtiff).
The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image format files. TIFF is a widely
used file format for bitmapped images. TIFF files usually end in the
.tif extension and they are often quite large.
The libtiff package should be installed if you need to manipulate TIFF
format image files.
The updated libtiff package fixes an integer overflow which could lead
to a buffer overflow in the tiffdump utility.
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/blog/index.php?p=256
Threat Level: High
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