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USN-5743-1: LibTIFF vulnerability

24 November 2022

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-5743-2: libtiff5-dev, tiff, libtiff-tools, libtiff-dev, libtiff-opengl, libtiff-doc, libtiff5, libtiffxx5