USN-2939-1: LibTIFF vulnerabilities
23 March 2016
LibTIFF could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- tiff - Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.