Bug 137607 - CAN-2004-0803 multiple issues in libtiff (CAN-2004-0804 CAN-2004-0886)
CAN-2004-0803 multiple issues in libtiff (CAN-2004-0804 CAN-2004-0886)
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
David Lawrence
public=20041013,impact=moderate
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Reported: 2004-10-29 15:14 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:03 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-01 09:39:22 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2004-10-29 15:14:01 EDT
During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer
overflow bugs that affect libtiff.  teTeX contains an internal copy of
libtiff.  An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening
a malicious TIFF file could cause the application linked to libtiff to
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names
CAN-2004-0886 and CAN-2004-0804 to these issues.

Additionally, a number of buffer overflow bugs that affect libtiff
have been found. teTeX contains an internal copy of libtiff.  An
attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious
TIFF file could cause the application linked to libtiff to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0803 to
this issue.


These issues also affect RHEL2.1

The ideal fix for these issues will be to have teTeX use the system
libtiff rather than it's internal version.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-04-01 09:39:22 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-354.html

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