Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : tiff vulnerability (USN-801-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tielei Wang and Tom Lane discovered that the TIFF library did not
correctly handle certain malformed TIFF images. If a user or automated
system were tricked into processing a malicious image, an attacker
could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
the program.

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 : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39788 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35652

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2347

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