USN-1085-1: tiff vulnerabilities

7 March 2011

tiff vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Summary

Certain applications could be made to run programs as your login if they opened a specially crafted TIFF file.

Software Description

  • tiff - TIFF manipulation and conversion tools

Details

Sauli Pahlman discovered that the TIFF library incorrectly handled invalid td_stripbytecount fields. 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-2482)

Sauli Pahlman discovered that the TIFF library incorrectly handled TIFF files with an invalid combination of SamplesPerPixel and Photometric values. 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.10. (CVE-2010-2482)

Nicolae Ghimbovschi discovered that the TIFF library incorrectly handled invalid ReferenceBlackWhite values. 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. (CVE-2010-2595)

Sauli Pahlman discovered that the TIFF library incorrectly handled certain default fields. 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. (CVE-2010-2597, CVE-2010-2598)

It was discovered that the TIFF library incorrectly validated certain data types. 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. (CVE-2010-2630)

It was discovered that the TIFF library incorrectly handled downsampled JPEG data. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TIFF image, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges, or crash the application, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-3087)

It was discovered that the TIFF library incorrectly handled certain JPEG data. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TIFF image, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges, or crash the application, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS and 9.10. (CVE-2011-0191)

It was discovered that the TIFF library incorrectly handled certain TIFF FAX images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TIFF FAX image, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges, or crash the application, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-0191)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
libtiff4 - 3.9.4-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libtiff4 - 3.9.2-2ubuntu0.4
Ubuntu 9.10
libtiff4 - 3.8.2-13ubuntu0.4
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libtiff4 - 3.8.2-7ubuntu3.7
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libtiff4 - 3.7.4-1ubuntu3.9

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

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.

References