Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : tiff vulnerability (USN-130-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered a buffer overflow in the TIFF library. A
malicious image with an invalid 'bits per sample' number could be
constructed which, when decoded, would have resulted in execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process using the library.

Since this library is used in many applications like 'ghostscript' and
the 'CUPS' printing system, this vulnerability may lead to remotely
induced privilege escalation.

Solution :

Update the affected libtiff-tools, libtiff4 and / or libtiff4-dev

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20521 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1544