[USN-4158-1] LibTIFF vulnerabilities
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Oct 17 12:51:35 UTC 2019
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4158-1
October 17, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in LibTIFF.
- 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 18.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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