Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-1832-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 66540


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


Emmanuel Bouillon discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain malformed images when using the tiff2pdf tool. 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.

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 libtiff4 and / or libtiff5 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66540

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1832-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/22

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff5, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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: 2013/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1960, CVE-2013-1961

BID: 59607, 59609

OSVDB: 92986, 92987

USN: 1832-1