Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libtiff (MDKSA-2006:102)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A buffer overflow in the t2p_write_pdf_string function in tiff2pdf in
libtiff 3.8.2 and earlier allows attackers to cause a denial of
service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a TIFF file
with a DocumentName tag that contains UTF-8 characters, which triggers
the overflow when a character is sign extended to an integer that
produces more digits than expected in a sprintf call.

Corporate Server 3 and Corporate Desktop 3 are not affected by this
vulnerability as tiff2pdf was not part of the libtiff version shipped
in those products.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21717 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-102.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 18331

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2193

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