Ubuntu 3864-1: LibTIFF vulnerabilities

    Date22 Jan 2019
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    LibTIFF could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3864-1
    January 22, 2019
    tiff vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    LibTIFF could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
    specially crafted file.
    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 18.10:
      libtiff-tools                   4.0.9-6ubuntu0.1
      libtiff5                        4.0.9-6ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libtiff-tools                   4.0.9-5ubuntu0.1
      libtiff5                        4.0.9-5ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libtiff-tools                   4.0.6-1ubuntu0.5
      libtiff5                        4.0.6-1ubuntu0.5
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libtiff-tools                   4.0.3-7ubuntu0.10
      libtiff5                        4.0.3-7ubuntu0.10
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2018-10963, CVE-2018-17100, CVE-2018-17101, CVE-2018-18557,
      CVE-2018-18661, CVE-2018-7456, CVE-2018-8905
    Package Information:
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