Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-277-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21371


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


Tavis 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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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21371

File Name: ubuntu_USN-277-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff-opengl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiffxx0c2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2024, CVE-2006-2025, CVE-2006-2026, CVE-2006-2120

OSVDB: 25018, 25019, 25020, 25230

USN: 277-1

CWE: 119