USN-2553-2: LibTIFF regression

1 April 2015

tiff regression

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

USN-2553-1 introduced a regression in LibTIFF.

Software Description

  • tiff - Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library

Details

USN-2553-1 fixed vulnerabilities in LibTIFF. One of the security fixes caused a regression when saving certain TIFF files with a Predictor tag. The problematic patch has been temporarily backed out until a more complete fix is available.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

William Robinet 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. (CVE-2014-8127, CVE-2014-8128, CVE-2014-8129, CVE-2014-8130)

Paris Zoumpouloglou discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain malformed BMP images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted BMP image, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2014-9330)

Michal Zalewski 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. (CVE-2014-9655)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
libtiff5 - 4.0.3-10ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libtiff5 - 4.0.3-7ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libtiff4 - 3.9.5-2ubuntu1.8
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libtiff4 - 3.9.2-2ubuntu0.16

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.

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