Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-1498-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 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 incorrectly handled certain
malformed TIFF images. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted TIFF image, a remote attacker could crash
the application, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2012-2088)

It was discovered that the tiff2pdf utility incorrectly handled
certain malformed TIFF images. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a specially crafted TIFF image, a remote attacker
could crash the application, leading to a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2012-2113).

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.

Solution :

Update the affected libtiff-tools and / or libtiff4 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59856 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54076
54270

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2088
CVE-2012-2113