USN-3212-2: LibTIFF regression

30 May 2017

tiff regression

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


USN-3212-1 caused a regression in LibTIFF.

Software Description

  • tiff - Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library


USN-3212-1 fixed vulnerabilities in LibTIFF. Unfortunately, some of the security patches were misapplied, which caused a regression when processing certain images. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory 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 16.10
libtiff-tools - 4.0.6-2ubuntu0.2
libtiff5 - 4.0.6-2ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libtiff-tools - 4.0.6-1ubuntu0.2
libtiff5 - 4.0.6-1ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libtiff-tools - 4.0.3-7ubuntu0.7
libtiff5 - 4.0.3-7ubuntu0.7

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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