Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-2205-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Pedro Ribeiro discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain
malformed images when using the gif2tiff tool. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, a
remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubunu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10
and Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2013-4231)

Pedro Ribeiro 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. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubunu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10
and Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2013-4232)

Murray McAllister discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain
malformed images when using the gif2tiff tool. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, a
remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
(CVE-2013-4243)

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled
certain malformed images when using the gif2tiff tool. If a user or
automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF
image, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with user
privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubunu 12.04
LTS, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2013-4244).

Solution :

Update the affected libtiff4 and / or libtiff5 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73902 ()

Bugtraq ID: 61695
61849
62019
62082

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4231
CVE-2013-4232
CVE-2013-4243
CVE-2013-4244