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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-2656

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.
Publish Date : 2006-05-30 Last Update Date : 2018-10-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

This issue was addressed in libtiff packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 via: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2006-05-25 2006-05-25
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-2656 unix
RHSA-2006:0603: libtiff security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060603 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-2656

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Libtiff Libtiff * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.5.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.5.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.5.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.8.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.8.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Libtiff Libtiff 15

- References For CVE-2006-2656
GENTOO GLSA-200607-03
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:014
VULN-DEV 20060524 tiffsplit (libtiff <= 3.8.2) bss & stack buffer overflow...

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-2656

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