Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : LibTIFF vulnerabilities (USN-3906-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 122811
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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.

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Solution

Update the affected libtiff-tools and / or libtiff5 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3906-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122811

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3906-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/13/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff5, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/12/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/7/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10779, CVE-2018-12900, CVE-2018-17000, CVE-2018-19210, CVE-2019-6128, CVE-2019-7663

USN: 3906-1