Fedora Core 4 : libtiff-3.7.1-6.fc4.2 (2006-591)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24116


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


The tiffsplit command contained code that handled fixed-size buffers insecurely, possibly leading to stack overflows.

This problem is fixed in the updated package.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libtiff, libtiff-debuginfo and / or libtiff-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24116

File Name: fedora_2006-591.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/01/17

Modified: 2015/10/21

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:fedoraproject:fedora:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libtiff-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libtiff-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2656

FEDORA: 2006-591

CWE: 119