[USN-2939-1] LibTIFF vulnerabilities
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Mar 23 19:46:05 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2939-1
March 23, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
CVE-2015-8665, CVE-2015-8683, CVE-2015-8781, CVE-2015-8782,
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