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USN-6644-1: LibTIFF vulnerabilities

19 February 2024

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 incorrectly handled certain files. If
a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause the application to crash, resulting
in a denial of service. (CVE-2023-52356)

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-2023-6228)

It was discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain files. If
a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause the application to consume
resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2023-6277)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.10
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-6644-2: libtiff-doc, libtiff-tools, libtiff-opengl, libtiff5, libtiff5-dev, libtiffxx5, libtiff-dev, tiff