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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 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.

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