ALAS-2012-065


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2012-65
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-14 15:46 Pacific
Severity: Important

Issue Overview:

Two integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, were found in the way libtiff attempted to allocate space for a tile in a TIFF image file. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially-crafted TIFF file that, when opened, would cause an application linked against libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-1173 )


Affected Packages:

libtiff


Issue Correction:
Run yum update libtiff to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    libtiff-debuginfo-3.9.4-5.8.amzn1.i686
    libtiff-3.9.4-5.8.amzn1.i686
    libtiff-static-3.9.4-5.8.amzn1.i686
    libtiff-devel-3.9.4-5.8.amzn1.i686

src:
    libtiff-3.9.4-5.8.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    libtiff-static-3.9.4-5.8.amzn1.x86_64
    libtiff-debuginfo-3.9.4-5.8.amzn1.x86_64
    libtiff-devel-3.9.4-5.8.amzn1.x86_64
    libtiff-3.9.4-5.8.amzn1.x86_64