Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : tiff vulnerabilities (USN-2939-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90147

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain malformed images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted 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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Solution

Update the affected libtiff4 and / or libtiff5 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2939-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90147

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2939-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/24

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtiff5, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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: 2016/03/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8665, CVE-2015-8683, CVE-2015-8781, CVE-2015-8782, CVE-2015-8783, CVE-2015-8784

USN: 2939-1