Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libtiff (MDKSA-2006:095)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21661


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


A stack-based buffer overflow in the tiffsplit command in libtiff 3.8.2 and earlier might might allow attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long filename.

NOTE: tiffsplit is not setuid, and there may not be a common scenario under which tiffsplit is called with attacker-controlled command line arguments.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21661

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-095.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tiff3-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff-progs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtiff3-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2656

MDKSA: 2006:095

CWE: 119