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USN-3212-3: LibTIFF vulnerabilities

19 July 2017

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


USN-3212-1 and USN-3212-2 fixed a vulnerabilitiy in LibTIFF. This update provides a subset of
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3212-1: libtiff5, libtiff-doc, tiff, libtiff-opengl, libtiff5-dev, libtiff-tools, libtiffxx5, libtiff5-alt-dev, libtiff4-dev