Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
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.
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.
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
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