Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-1832-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Emmanuel Bouillon discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain
malformed images when using the tiff2pdf tool. 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 libtiff4 and / or libtiff5 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66540 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59607

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1960