Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 18.04 ESM / 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.04 : LibTIFF vulnerabilities (USN-6290-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 179893


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 18.04 ESM / 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.04 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6290-1 advisory.

- processCropSelections in tools/tiffcrop.c in LibTIFF through 4.5.0 has a heap-based buffer overflow (e.g., WRITE of size 307203) via a crafted TIFF image. (CVE-2022-48281)

- libtiff 4.5.0 is vulnerable to Buffer Overflow via /libtiff/tools/tiffcrop.c:8499. Incorrect updating of buffer size after rotateImage() in tiffcrop cause heap-buffer-overflow and SEGV. (CVE-2023-25433)

- loadImage() in tools/tiffcrop.c in LibTIFF through 4.5.0 has a heap-based use after free via a crafted TIFF image. (CVE-2023-26965)

- libtiff 4.5.0 is vulnerable to Buffer Overflow in uv_encode() when libtiff reads a corrupted little-endian TIFF file and specifies the output to be big-endian. (CVE-2023-26966)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in Libtiff's LZWDecode() function in the libtiff/tif_lzw.c file.
This flaw allows a local attacker to craft specific input data that can cause the program to dereference a NULL pointer when decompressing a TIFF format file, resulting in a program crash or denial of service.

- A null pointer dereference issue was found in Libtiff's tif_dir.c file. This issue may allow an attacker to pass a crafted TIFF image file to the tiffcp utility which triggers a runtime error that causes undefined behavior. This will result in an application crash, eventually leading to a denial of service.

- A NULL pointer dereference in TIFFClose() is caused by a failure to open an output file (non-existent path or a path that requires permissions like /dev/null) while specifying zones. (CVE-2023-3316)

- A flaw was found in libtiff. A specially crafted tiff file can lead to a segmentation fault due to a buffer overflow in the Fax3Encode function in libtiff/tif_fax3.c, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 179893

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6290-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/16/2023

Updated: 8/16/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-3618


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:esm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff-opengl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff5-alt-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff5-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiffxx5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiffxx6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/15/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/10/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-48281, CVE-2023-25433, CVE-2023-26965, CVE-2023-26966, CVE-2023-2731, CVE-2023-2908, CVE-2023-3316, CVE-2023-3618, CVE-2023-38288, CVE-2023-38289

USN: 6290-1