Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-2939-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain malformed
images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted image, a remote attacker could crash the
application, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with user 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.

Solution :

Update the affected libtiff4 and / or libtiff5 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90147 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8665
CVE-2015-8683
CVE-2015-8781
CVE-2015-8782
CVE-2015-8783
CVE-2015-8784

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