Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : tiff regression (USN-3212-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 100545
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3212-1 fixed vulnerabilities in LibTIFF. Unfortunately, some of the security patches were misapplied, which caused a regression when processing certain images. This update fixes the problem.
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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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libtiff-tools and / or libtiff5 packages.