Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-277-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 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 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21371 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2024