USN-1498-1: tiff vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1498-1

5th July, 2012

tiff vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary

The TIFF library could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • tiff - Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library

Details

It was discovered that the TIFF library incorrectly handled certain
malformed TIFF images. 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, or possibly execute arbitrary
code with user privileges. (CVE-2012-2088)

It was discovered that the tiff2pdf utility incorrectly handled certain
malformed TIFF images. 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, or possibly execute arbitrary
code with user privileges. (CVE-2012-2113)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libtiff4 3.9.5-2ubuntu1.1
libtiff-tools 3.9.5-2ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 11.10:
libtiff4 3.9.5-1ubuntu1.2
libtiff-tools 3.9.5-1ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 11.04:
libtiff4 3.9.4-5ubuntu6.2
libtiff-tools 3.9.4-5ubuntu6.2
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libtiff4 3.9.2-2ubuntu0.9
libtiff-tools 3.9.2-2ubuntu0.9
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libtiff4 3.8.2-7ubuntu3.12
libtiff-tools 3.8.2-7ubuntu3.12

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.

References

CVE-2012-2088, CVE-2012-2113