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USN-3606-1: LibTIFF vulnerabilities

26 March 2018

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

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Releases

Packages

  • 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.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3602-1: libtiffxx5, libtiff5-alt-dev, libtiff-tools, tiff, libtiff5, libtiff5-dev, libtiff-doc, libtiff4-dev, libtiff-opengl