Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : tiff vulnerability (USN-1102-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53294
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMartin Barbella discovered that the thunder (aka ThunderScan) decoder in the TIFF library incorrectly handled an unexpected BitsPerSample value. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TIFF image, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges, or crash the application, leading to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.