Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2010-2598 to
the following vulnerability:
LibTIFF in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3 on x86_64 platforms, as
used in tiff2rgba, attempts to process image data even when the
required compression functionality is not configured, which allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted TIFF
image, related to "downsampled OJPEG input."
References (in MITRE CVE description):
This issue affects the versions of the libtiff package, as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
This issue does NOT affect the current versions of the libtiff
and mingw32-libtiff packages, as shipped with Fedora releases of 12
and 13 (this flaw has been already addressed in those versions).
Actually the problem is not at all specific to 64-bit platforms, though possibly specific manifestations of it might be.
Tom, thank you for clarification.
(In reply to comment #1)
> This issue affects the versions of the libtiff package, as shipped
> with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Hence this needs to be correct to: This only affected libtiff in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. libtiff versions in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and later are based on upstream version that stops reading image that does not have compression method configured.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Via RHSA-2010:0520 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0520.html