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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-3461

Heap-based buffer overflow in the PixarLog decoder in the TIFF library (libtiff) before 3.8.2 might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.
Publish Date : 2006-08-02 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

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 important 2006-07-14 2006-08-01
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-3461 unix
Heap-based buffer overflow in the PixarLog decoder in the TIFF library (libtiff) before 3.8.2 might allow context-depend... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9910 unix
RHSA-2006:0603: libtiff security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060603 unix
RHSA-2006:0648: kdegraphics security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060648 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-2006-3461

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Libtiff Libtiff 3.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Libtiff Libtiff 1

- References For CVE-2006-3461
VUPEN ADV-2007-4034
VUPEN ADV-2007-3486
VUPEN ADV-2006-3105
VUPEN ADV-2006-3101
CERT TA06-214A
BID 19290 LibTIFF PixarLog Decoder Remote Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-08-25
BID 19289 Apple Mac OS X Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-11-15
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0648
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0603
SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:044
GENTOO GLSA-200608-07
SLACKWARE SSA:2006-230-01
SECTRACK 1016671
TRUSTIX 2006-0044
SECTRACK 1016628
APPLE APPLE-SA-2006-08-01
SGI 20060901-01-P CONFIRM
SGI 20060801-01-P

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-3461

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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