Oracle Linux 3 : libtiff (ELSA-2006-0603)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67398


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0603 :

Updated libtiff packages that fix several security flaws are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) files.

Tavis Ormandy of Google discovered a number of flaws in libtiff during a security audit. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that it was possible to cause an application linked with libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2006-3459, CVE-2006-3460, CVE-2006-3461, CVE-2006-3462, CVE-2006-3463, CVE-2006-3464, CVE-2006-3465)

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes for these issues.


Update the affected libtiff packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67398

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2006-0603.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libtiff, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libtiff-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/02

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apple iOS MobileMail LibTIFF Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2656, CVE-2006-3459, CVE-2006-3460, CVE-2006-3461, CVE-2006-3462, CVE-2006-3463, CVE-2006-3464, CVE-2006-3465

BID: 19287

OSVDB: 27723, 27724, 27725, 27726, 27727, 27728, 27729

RHSA: 2006:0603

CWE: 119, 189