Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : tiff vulnerability (USN-639-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Drew Yao discovered that the TIFF library did not correctly validate
LZW compressed TIFF images. If a user or automated system were tricked
into processing a malicious image, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary code or cause an application linked against libtiff to
crash, leading to a denial of service.

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 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34080 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30832

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2327