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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing 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.

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 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60078 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3401