tiff vulnerability in ports?
rkoberman at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 00:19:26 UTC 2016
On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 8:43 AM, Kubilay Kocak <koobs at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 5/08/2016 11:35 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > On 2016/08/05 13:55, alphachi wrote:
> >> Please see this link to get more information:
> >> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=418585
> >> 2016-08-05 0:23 GMT+08:00 Aleksandr Miroslav <alexmiroslav at gmail.com>:
> >>> This is perhaps a question for the tiff devs more than anything, but I
> >>> noticed that pkg audit has been complaining about libtiff
> >>> for some time now.
> >>> FreeBSD's VUXML database says anything before 4.0.7 is affected, but
> >>> apparently that version hasn't been released yet (according to
> >>> http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff/, the latest stable release is
> >>> 4.0.6).
> >>> Anyone know what's going on? Is there a release upcoming to fix this?
> > Yeah -- this vulnerability:
> > https://vuxml.freebsd.org/freebsd/c17fe91d-4aa6-11e6-
> > has been in VuXML since 2016-07-15 but there's no indication of a 4.0.7
> > release from upstream yet.
> > Given their approach to fixing the buffer overflow was to delete the
> > offending gif2tiff application from the package, perhaps we could simply
> > do the same until 4.0.7 comes out.
> > Cheers,
> > Matthew
> Hi Aleksandr :)
> Please add a comment to that bug to request resolution of the issue.
> Alternatively you (and anyone else) can just delete gif2tiff
> Unfortunately you are yet one more example of a user that's been left in
> the lurch without information or recourse wondering (rightfully) how
> they can resolve or mitigate this vulnerability. Our apologies.
This one is really annoying in that it is so easily fixed. Just modify the
port to not build or even not install gif2tiff. It's not going to be fixed
upstream. At least the last message in the bugzilla indicates that the
program will simply be removed from 4.0.7 whenever it comes out. FreeBSD
should get out front and just delete it now.
A fix is trivial, but touches 20 files and, of course, the plist. Guess I
should add it to the ticket.
Kevin Oberman, Part time kid herder and retired Network Engineer
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