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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2006:095: libtiff Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the libtiff package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:095 (libtiff).

A 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, and there may not be a common scenario under

which tiffsplit is called with attacker-controlled command line arguments.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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