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USN-6290-1: LibTIFF vulnerabilities

15 August 2023

Several security issues were fixed in LibTIFF.

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Releases

Packages

  • tiff - Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library

Details

It was discovered that LibTIFF could be made to write out of bounds when
processing certain malformed image files with the tiffcrop utility. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted image file, an attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause tiffcrop to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
(CVE-2022-48281)

It was discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain image files. If
a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted image file, an
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 23.04. (CVE-2023-2731)

It was discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain image files
with the tiffcp utility. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted image file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
tiffcp to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2023-2908)

It was discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain file paths. If
a user were tricked into specifying certain output paths, an attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2023-3316)

It was discovered that LibTIFF could be made to write out of bounds when
processing certain malformed image files. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted image file, an attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2023-3618)

It was discovered that LibTIFF could be made to write out of bounds when
processing certain malformed image files. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted image file, an attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and
Ubuntu 23.04. (CVE-2023-25433, CVE-2023-26966)

It was discovered that LibTIFF did not properly managed memory when
processing certain malformed image files with the tiffcrop utility. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted image file, an attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause tiffcrop to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 23.04.
(CVE-2023-26965)

It was discovered that LibTIFF contained an arithmetic overflow. If a user
were tricked into opening a specially crafted image file, an attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2023-38288, CVE-2023-38289)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.04
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5841-1: libtiff5-alt-dev, tiff, libtiff5, libtiff4-dev, libtiff-tools, libtiffxx5, libtiff5-dev, libtiff-opengl, libtiff-doc
  • USN-6229-1: libtiff5-alt-dev, tiff, libtiff5, libtiff4-dev, libtiff-tools, libtiffxx5, libtiff5-dev, libtiff-dev, libtiff-opengl, libtiff-doc