ID CVE-2006-2026
Summary Double free vulnerability in tif_jpeg.c in libtiff before 3.8.1 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted TIFF image that triggers errors related to "setfield/getfield methods in cleanup functions."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • LibTIFF 3.4
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.4
  • LibTIFF 3.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.5.1
  • LibTIFF 3.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.5.2
  • LibTIFF 3.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.5.3
  • LibTIFF 3.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.5.4
  • LibTIFF 3.5.5
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.5.5
  • LibTIFF 3.5.6
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.5.6
  • LibTIFF 3.5.7
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.5.7
  • LibTIFF 3.6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.6.0
  • LibTIFF 3.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.6.1
  • LibTIFF 3.7.0
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.7.0
  • LibTIFF 3.7.1
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.7.1
  • LibTIFF 3.8.0
    cpe:2.3:a:libtiff:libtiff:3.8.0
CVSS
Base: 6.5 (as of 26-04-2006 - 18:06)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW SINGLE_INSTANCE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
exploit-db via4
description LibTiff 3.x Double Free Memory Corruption Vulnerability. CVE-2006-2026. Dos exploit for linux platform
id EDB-ID:27765
last seen 2016-02-03
modified 2008-04-28
published 2008-04-28
reporter Tavis Ormandy
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/27765/
title LibTiff 3.x Double Free Memory Corruption Vulnerability
nessus via4
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2006-0425.NASL
    description Updated libtiff packages that fix several security flaws are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image format files. An integer overflow flaw was discovered in libtiff. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-2025) A double free flaw was discovered in libtiff. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-2026) Several denial of service flaws were discovered in libtiff. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libtiff to crash. (CVE-2006-2024, CVE-2006-2120) All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes for these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 21900
    published 2006-07-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21900
    title CentOS 3 / 4 : libtiff (CESA-2006:0425)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2006-0425.NASL
    description Updated libtiff packages that fix several security flaws are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image format files. An integer overflow flaw was discovered in libtiff. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-2025) A double free flaw was discovered in libtiff. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-2026) Several denial of service flaws were discovered in libtiff. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libtiff to crash. (CVE-2006-2024, CVE-2006-2120) All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes for these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-16
    plugin id 21365
    published 2006-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21365
    title RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : libtiff (RHSA-2006:0425)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1054.NASL
    description Tavis Ormandy discovered several vulnerabilities in the TIFF library that can lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2006-2024 Multiple vulnerabilities allow attackers to cause a denial of service. - CVE-2006-2025 An integer overflow allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. - CVE-2006-2026 A double-free vulnerability allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-20
    plugin id 22596
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22596
    title Debian DSA-1054-1 : tiff - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-082.NASL
    description Several bugs were discovered in libtiff that can lead to remote Denial of Service attacks. These bugs can only be triggered by a user using an application that uses libtiff to process malformed TIFF images. The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 21357
    published 2006-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21357
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libtiff (MDKSA-2006:082)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200605-17.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-17 (libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities, ranging from integer overflows and NULL pointer dereferences to double frees, were reported in libTIFF. Impact : An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by enticing a user to open a specially crafted TIFF image, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 21615
    published 2006-05-31
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21615
    title GLSA-200605-17 : libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-277-1.NASL
    description Tavis Ormandy and Andrey Kiselev discovered that libtiff did not sufficiently verify the validity of TIFF files. By tricking an user into opening a specially crafted TIFF file with any application that uses libtiff, an attacker could exploit this to crash the application or even execute arbitrary code with the application's privileges. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-15
    plugin id 21371
    published 2006-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21371
    title Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-277-1)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2006-0648.NASL
    description Updated kdegraphics packages that fix several security flaws in kfax are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, and 3. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kdegraphics package contains graphics applications for the K Desktop Environment. Tavis Ormandy of Google discovered a number of flaws in libtiff during a security audit. The kfax application contains a copy of the libtiff code used for parsing TIFF files and is therefore affected by these flaws. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause kfax to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-3459, CVE-2006-3460, CVE-2006-3461, CVE-2006-3462, CVE-2006-3463, CVE-2006-3464, CVE-2006-3465) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is not vulnerable to these issues as kfax uses the shared libtiff library which has been fixed in a previous update. Users of kfax should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-16
    plugin id 22293
    published 2006-08-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22293
    title RHEL 2.1 / 3 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2006:0648)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2006-0648.NASL
    description Updated kdegraphics packages that fix several security flaws in kfax are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, and 3. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kdegraphics package contains graphics applications for the K Desktop Environment. Tavis Ormandy of Google discovered a number of flaws in libtiff during a security audit. The kfax application contains a copy of the libtiff code used for parsing TIFF files and is therefore affected by these flaws. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause kfax to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-3459, CVE-2006-3460, CVE-2006-3461, CVE-2006-3462, CVE-2006-3463, CVE-2006-3464, CVE-2006-3465) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is not vulnerable to these issues as kfax uses the shared libtiff library which has been fixed in a previous update. Users of kfax should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 22282
    published 2006-08-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22282
    title CentOS 3 : kdegraphics (CESA-2006:0648)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2006-0648.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0648 : Updated kdegraphics packages that fix several security flaws in kfax are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, and 3. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kdegraphics package contains graphics applications for the K Desktop Environment. Tavis Ormandy of Google discovered a number of flaws in libtiff during a security audit. The kfax application contains a copy of the libtiff code used for parsing TIFF files and is therefore affected by these flaws. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause kfax to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-3459, CVE-2006-3460, CVE-2006-3461, CVE-2006-3462, CVE-2006-3463, CVE-2006-3464, CVE-2006-3465) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is not vulnerable to these issues as kfax uses the shared libtiff library which has been fixed in a previous update. Users of kfax should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67404
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67404
    title Oracle Linux 3 : kdegraphics (ELSA-2006-0648)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:13:44.736-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
  • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
description Double free vulnerability in tif_jpeg.c in libtiff before 3.8.1 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted TIFF image that triggers errors related to "setfield/getfield methods in cleanup functions."
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11389
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Double free vulnerability in tif_jpeg.c in libtiff before 3.8.1 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted TIFF image that triggers errors related to "setfield/getfield methods in cleanup functions."
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2006:0425
refmap via4
bid 17733
confirm
debian DSA-1054
gentoo GLSA-200605-17
mandriva MDKSA-2006:082
misc http://bugzilla.remotesensing.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1102
secunia
  • 19838
  • 19897
  • 19936
  • 19949
  • 19964
  • 20021
  • 20023
  • 20210
  • 20345
  • 20667
sgi 20060501-01-U
sunalert
  • 103099
  • 201332
suse SUSE-SR:2006:009
trustix 2006-0024
ubuntu USN-277-1
vupen ADV-2006-1563
xf libtiff-tifjpeg-doublefree-memory-corruption(26135)
Last major update 18-07-2013 - 09:46
Published 25-04-2006 - 19:02
Last modified 03-10-2018 - 17:40
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