Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-3212-3)

High Nessus Plugin ID 101833


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


USN-3212-1 and USN-3212-2 fixed a vulnerabilitiy in LibTIFF. This update provides a subset of corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

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.


Update the affected libtiff-tools and / or libtiff4 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101833

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3212-3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/20

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:UC


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:U

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7554, CVE-2015-8668, CVE-2016-10092, CVE-2016-3623, CVE-2016-3624, CVE-2016-3632, CVE-2016-3990, CVE-2016-3991, CVE-2016-5321, CVE-2016-5322, CVE-2016-8331, CVE-2016-9453, CVE-2016-9533, CVE-2016-9534, CVE-2016-9536, CVE-2016-9537

OSVDB: 117693, 132279, 136836, 136837, 136838, 137083, 137084, 140008, 140009, 145021, 145022, 145023, 145753, 147779, 148165

USN: 3212-3