Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : tiff vulnerability (USN-1511-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala 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.

Solution :

Update the affected libtiff-tools package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60078 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3401