Ubuntu 4.10 : tiff vulnerability (USN-54-1)

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 :

Dmitry V. Levin discovered a buffer overflow in the 'tiffdump'
utility. If an attacker tricked a user into processing a malicious
TIFF image with tiffdump, they could cause a buffer overflow which at
least causes the program to crash. However, it is not entirely clear
whether this can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user opening the image.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20672 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1183