Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : tiff vulnerability (USN-1102-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53294 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46951

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1167