GLSA-200605-17 : libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21615


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-17 (libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities, ranging from integer overflows and NULL pointer dereferences to double frees, were reported in libTIFF.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by enticing a user to open a specially crafted TIFF image, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libTIFF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/tiff-3.8.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21615

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200605-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/31

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:tiff, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0405, CVE-2006-2024, CVE-2006-2025, CVE-2006-2026

OSVDB: 22748, 25018, 25019, 25020

GLSA: 200605-17

CWE: 119