USN-54-1: TIFF library tool vulnerability

7 January 2005

tiff vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

Dmitry V. Levin discovered a buffer overflow in the “tiffdump” utility. If an attacker tricked a user into processing a malicious TIFF image with tiffdump, they could cause a buffer overflow which at least causes the program to crash. However, it is not entirely clear whether this can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening the image.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 4.10
libtiff-tools

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

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