Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Tavis Ormandy and Andrey Kiselev discovered that libtiff did not
sufficiently verify the validity of TIFF files. By tricking an user
into opening a specially crafted TIFF file with any application that
uses libtiff, an attacker could exploit this to crash the application
or even execute arbitrary code with the application's 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.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5