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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2193

Original release date: 06/08/2006
Last revised: 08/17/2013


Buffer overflow in the t2p_write_pdf_string function in tiff2pdf in libtiff 3.8.2 and earlier allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a TIFF file with a DocumentName tag that contains UTF-8 characters, which triggers the overflow when a character is sign extended to an integer that produces more digits than expected in an sprintf call.


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 (09/02/2008)
This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3 This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0848.html Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4034
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2197
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-289-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3486
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1091
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 201331
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200607-03
External Source: BID
Name: 18331
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:102
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9788
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=370355
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:014
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0848
External Source: XF
Name: libtiff-tiff2pdf-bo(26991)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugzilla.remotesensing.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1196
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 103160

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9788
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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