Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Tavis Ormandy discovered a buffer overflow in the TIFF library. A
malicious image with an invalid 'bits per sample' number could be
constructed which, when decoded, would have resulted in execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process using the library.
Since this library is used in many applications like 'ghostscript' and
the 'CUPS' printing system, this vulnerability may lead to remotely
induced privilege escalation.
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.
Update the affected libtiff-tools, libtiff4 and / or libtiff4-dev
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5