Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-289-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A buffer overflow has been found in the tiff2pdf utility. By tricking
an user into processing a specially crafted TIF file with tiff2pdf,
this could potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user. (CVE-2006-2193)

A. Alejandro Hernandez discovered a buffer overflow in the tiffsplit
utility. By calling tiffsplit with specially crafted long arguments,
an user can execute arbitrary code. If tiffsplit is used in e. g. a
web-based frontend or similar automated system, this could lead to
remote arbitary code execution with the privileges of that system. (In
normal interactive command line usage this is not a vulnerability.)

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27861 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2193

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