GLSA 200501-06: tiff: New overflows in image decoding
Posted on: 01/05/2005 08:19 PM

A tiff security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200501-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: tiff: New overflows in image decoding
Date: January 05, 2005
Bugs: #75213
ID: 200501-06

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Synopsis
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An integer overflow has been found in the TIFF library image decoding routines and the tiffdump utility, potentially allowing arbitrary code execution.

Background
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The TIFF library contains encoding and decoding routines for the Tag Image File Format. It is called by numerous programs, including GNOME and KDE applications, to interpret TIFF images.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/tiff < 3.7.1-r1 >= 3.7.1-r1

Description
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infamous41md found a potential integer overflow in the directory entry count routines of the TIFF library (CAN-2004-1308). Dmitry V. Levin found another similar issue in the tiffdump utility (CAN-2004-1183).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to view a carefully crafted TIFF image file, which would potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user viewing the image. This affects any program that makes use of the TIFF library, including many web browsers or mail readers.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All TIFF library users should upgrade to the latest version:


# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-3.7.1-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-1183
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1183
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-1308
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1308
[ 3 ] iDEFENSE Advisory

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=174type=vulnerabilities

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200501-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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