Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : tiff vulnerability (USN-1511-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60078
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionHuzaifa Sidhpurwala discovered that the tiff2pdf utility incorrectly handled certain malformed TIFF images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TIFF image, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libtiff-tools package.