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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN130-1 : tiff vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
tiff vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libtiff-tools
- libtiff4
- libtiff4-dev


Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered a buffer overflow in the TIFF library. A
malicious image with an invalid "bits per sample" number could be
constructed which, when decoded, would have resulted in execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the process using the library.

Since this library is used in many applications like "ghostscript" and
the "CUPS" printing system, this vulnerability may lead to remotely
induced privilege escalation.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libtiff-tools-3.6.1-5ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libtiff4-3.6.1-5ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libtiff4-dev-3.6.1-5ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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