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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2656

Original release date: 05/30/2006
Last revised: 04/02/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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. If there is not a common scenario under which tiffsplit is called with attacker-controlled command line arguments, then perhaps this issue should not be included in CVE.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/12/2008)
This issue was addressed in libtiff packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0603.html Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2006-591
Type: Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-289-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20501
Type: Advisory
External Source: VULN-DEV
Name: 20060524 tiffsplit (libtiff <= 3.8.2) bss & stack buffer overflow...
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:095
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200607-03
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1091
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21002
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20520
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20766
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:014

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