Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : tiff vulnerability (USN-797-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39620


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


It was discovered that the TIFF library did not correctly handle certain malformed TIFF images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a malicious image, a remote attacker could cause an application linked against libtiff to crash, leading to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39620

File Name: ubuntu_USN-797-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/07

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff-doc, 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:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2285

BID: 35451

USN: 797-1

CWE: 119