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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 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 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).

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