Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-330-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the TIFF library did not sufficiently
check handled images for validity. By tricking an user or an automated
system into processing a specially crafted TIFF image, an attacker
could exploit these weaknesses to execute arbitrary code with the
target application's privileges.

This library is used in many client and server applications, thus you
should reboot your computer after the upgrade to ensure that all
running programs use the new version of the library.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27909 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3459