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Family: SuSE Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

SUSE-SA:2005:001: libtiff/tiff Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the libtiff/tiff package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:001 (libtiff/tiff).

Libtiff supports reading, writing, and manipulating of TIFF image files.
iDEFENSE reported an integer overflow in libtiff that can be exploited by
specific TIFF images to trigger a heap-based buffer overflow afterwards.

This bug can be used by external attackers to execute arbitrary code
over the network by placing special image files on web-pages and

Additionally a buffer overflow in tiffdump was fixed.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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