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USN130-1 : tiff vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
tiff vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libtiff-tools
- libtiff4
- libtiff4-dev

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered a buffer overflow in the TIFF library. A
malicious image with an invalid "bits per sample" number could be
constructed which, when decoded, would have resulted in execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the process using the library.

Since this library is used in many applications like "ghostscript" and
the "CUPS" printing system, this vulnerability may lead to remotely
induced privilege escalation.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libtiff-tools-3.6.1-5ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libtiff4-3.6.1-5ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libtiff4-dev-3.6.1-5ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)

Threat Level: High

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