Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
It was discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain malformed
images using the PixarLog compression format. 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.
Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala discovered that the ppm2tiff tool incorrectly
handled certain malformed PPM images. If a user or automated system
were tricked into opening a specially crafted PPM image, a remote
attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service,
or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
Update the affected libtiff4 and / or libtiff5 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: 62936 ()
Bugtraq ID: 5567356372
CVE ID: CVE-2012-4447CVE-2012-4564
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