Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
A buffer overflow was discovered in the TIFF library. A TIFF file
includes a value indicating the number of 'directory entry' header
fields contained in the file. If this value is -1, an invalid memory
allocation was performed. A malicious image 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.
Update the affected libtiff-tools, libtiff4 and / or libtiff4-dev
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20663 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-1308