Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-289-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27861


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


A buffer overflow has been found in the tiff2pdf utility. By tricking an user into processing a specially crafted TIF file with tiff2pdf, this could potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. (CVE-2006-2193)

A. Alejandro Hernandez discovered a buffer overflow in the tiffsplit utility. By calling tiffsplit with specially crafted long arguments, an user can execute arbitrary code. If tiffsplit is used in e. g. a web-based frontend or similar automated system, this could lead to remote arbitary code execution with the privileges of that system. (In normal interactive command line usage this is not a vulnerability.) (CVE-2006-2656).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27861

File Name: ubuntu_USN-289-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff-opengl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiffxx0c2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/08

Reference Information

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

USN: 289-1

CWE: 119