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libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201402-21 / tiff
Release Date February 21, 2014
Latest Revision February 21, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/tiff < 4.0.3-r6 >= 4.0.3-r6, revision >= 3.9.7-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #440154, #440944, #468334, #480466, #486590


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libTIFF, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


libTIFF provides support for reading and manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) images.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libTIFF. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TIFF file with an application making use of libTIFF, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All libTIFF 4.* users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-4.0.3-r6"

All libTIFF 3.* users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-3.9.7-r1:3"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

4.  References


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