Ubuntu 1120-1: tiff vulnerability

    Date21 Apr 2011
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The TIFF library could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1120-1
    April 21, 2011
    tiff vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 10.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    The TIFF library could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
    specially crafted file.
    Software Description:
    - tiff: TIFF manipulation and conversion tools
    It was discovered that the TIFF library incorrectly handled certain JPEG
    data. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially
    crafted TIFF image, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with
    user privileges, or crash the application, leading to a denial of service.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 10.10:
      libtiff4                        3.9.4-2ubuntu0.4
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libtiff4                        3.9.2-2ubuntu0.7
    After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
    all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:

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