Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Martin Barbella discovered that the thunder (aka ThunderScan) decoder
in the TIFF library incorrectly handled an unexpected BitsPerSample
value. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted TIFF image, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary code with user privileges, or crash the application, 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.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false