Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : tiff vulnerability (USN-639-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34080
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDrew Yao discovered that the TIFF library did not correctly validate LZW compressed TIFF images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a malicious image, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause an application linked against libtiff to crash, leading to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.