USN-954-1: tiff vulnerabilities

21 June 2010

tiff vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Summary

Multiple integer overflows leading to crashes or arbitrary code execution.

Software Description

  • tiff - TIFF image manipulation library

Details

Kevin Finisterre discovered that the TIFF library did not correctly handle certain image structures. 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. (CVE-2010-1411)

Dan Rosenberg and Sauli Pahlman discovered multiple flaws in the TIFF library. If a user or automated system were 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. (Only Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was affected.) (CVE-2010-2065, CVE-2010-2067)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libtiff4 - 3.9.2-2ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 9.10
libtiff4 - 3.8.2-13ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 9.04
libtiff4 - 3.8.2-11ubuntu0.9.04.6
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libtiff4 - 3.8.2-7ubuntu3.6
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libtiff4 - 3.7.4-1ubuntu3.8

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