USN-2553-1: LibTIFF vulnerabilities

31 March 2015

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

Releases

Packages

  • tiff - Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library

Details

William Robinet 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. (CVE-2014-8127, CVE-2014-8128, CVE-2014-8129,
CVE-2014-8130)

Paris Zoumpouloglou discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain
malformed BMP images. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted BMP image, a remote attacker could crash the
application, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2014-9330)

Michal Zalewski 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. (CVE-2014-9655)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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