Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : tiff vulnerability (USN-797-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the TIFF library did not correctly handle
certain malformed TIFF images. If a user or automated system were
tricked into processing a malicious image, a remote attacker could
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 : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39620 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35451

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2285