Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-277-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21371
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTavis Ormandy and Andrey Kiselev discovered that libtiff did not sufficiently verify the validity of TIFF files. By tricking an user into opening a specially crafted TIFF file with any application that uses libtiff, an attacker could exploit this to crash the application or even execute arbitrary code with the application's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.