[USN-4755-1] LibTIFF vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Feb 25 17:45:31 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4755-1
February 25, 2021

tiff vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in LibTIFF.

Software Description:
- 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 20.10:
  libtiff-tools                   4.1.0+git191117-2ubuntu0.20.10.1
  libtiff5                        4.1.0+git191117-2ubuntu0.20.10.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  libtiff-tools                   4.1.0+git191117-2ubuntu0.20.04.1
  libtiff5                        4.1.0+git191117-2ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  libtiff-tools                   4.0.9-5ubuntu0.4
  libtiff5                        4.0.9-5ubuntu0.4

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libtiff-tools                   4.0.6-1ubuntu0.8
  libtiff5                        4.0.6-1ubuntu0.8

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

  CVE-2020-35523, CVE-2020-35524

Package Information:

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