Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3212-1
27th February, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
LibTIFF could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.
– Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 16.10:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.