Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : tiff vulnerability (USN-639-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34080


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


Drew 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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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34080

File Name: ubuntu_USN-639-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/09/03

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2327

BID: 30832

USN: 639-1

CWE: 119