Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-3212-4)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102258


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


USN-3212-1 fixed several issues in LibTIFF. This update provides a subset of corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Mei Wang discovered a multiple integer overflows in LibTIFF which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via a crafted TIFF image, which triggers an out-of-bounds write. (CVE-2016-3945)

It was discovered that LibTIFF is vulnerable to a heap buffer overflow in the resulting in DoS or code execution via a crafted BitsPerSample value. (CVE-2017-5225)

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: 102258

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3212-4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/08

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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:P/RL:O/RC:X

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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3945, CVE-2017-5225

OSVDB: 136839, 149991

USN: 3212-4