GLSA-200607-03 : libTIFF: Multiple buffer overflows

High Nessus Plugin ID 22010


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-03 (libTIFF: Multiple buffer overflows)

A buffer overflow has been found in the t2p_write_pdf_string function in tiff2pdf, which can been triggered with a TIFF file containing a DocumentName tag with UTF-8 characters. An additional buffer overflow has been found in the handling of the parameters in tiffsplit.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to load a specially crafted TIFF file, resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code.
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-3.8.2-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22010

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200607-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/07/10

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:tiff, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2193, CVE-2006-2656

OSVDB: 26030, 26031

GLSA: 200607-03

CWE: 119