USN-3602-1: LibTIFF vulnerabilities

tiff vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

LibTIFF could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • tiff – Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library

Details

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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libtiff-tools4.0.6-1ubuntu0.3
libtiff54.0.6-1ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libtiff-tools4.0.3-7ubuntu0.8
libtiff54.0.3-7ubuntu0.8

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3602-1: LibTIFF vulnerabilities.
This full article can be read at: USN-3602-1: LibTIFF vulnerabilities.

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