Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : tiff vulnerability (USN-801-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tielei Wang and Tom Lane 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, an attacker
could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
the program.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39788 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35652

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2347