USN-3212-1: LibTIFF vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3212-1

27th February, 2017

tiff vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

LibTIFF 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 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 version:

Ubuntu 16.10:
libtiff5 4.0.6-2ubuntu0.1
libtiff-tools 4.0.6-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libtiff5 4.0.6-1ubuntu0.1
libtiff-tools 4.0.6-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libtiff5 4.0.3-7ubuntu0.6
libtiff-tools 4.0.3-7ubuntu0.6

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-2015-7554, CVE-2015-8668, CVE-2016-10092, CVE-2016-10093, CVE-2016-10094, CVE-2016-3622, CVE-2016-3623, CVE-2016-3624, CVE-2016-3632, CVE-2016-3658, CVE-2016-3945, CVE-2016-3990, CVE-2016-3991, CVE-2016-5314, CVE-2016-5315, CVE-2016-5316, CVE-2016-5317, CVE-2016-5320, CVE-2016-5321, CVE-2016-5322, CVE-2016-5323, CVE-2016-5652, CVE-2016-5875, CVE-2016-6223, CVE-2016-8331, CVE-2016-9273, CVE-2016-9297, CVE-2016-9448, CVE-2016-9453, CVE-2016-9532, CVE-2016-9533, CVE-2016-9534, CVE-2016-9535, CVE-2016-9536, CVE-2016-9537, CVE-2016-9538, CVE-2016-9539, CVE-2016-9540, CVE-2017-5225