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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 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.

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.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20672 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1183