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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2205-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2205-1
Posted May 6, 2014
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2205-1 - Pedro Ribeiro discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain malformed images when using the gif2tiff tool. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10. Pedro Ribeiro discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain malformed images when using the tiff2pdf tool. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TIFF image, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2013-4231, CVE-2013-4232, CVE-2013-4243, CVE-2013-4244
MD5 | 9ffa26eec8955f355ae461032d2df712

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2205-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2205-1
May 06, 2014

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Details:

Pedro Ribeiro discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain
malformed images when using the gif2tiff tool. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, a remote
attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubunu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10.
(CVE-2013-4231)

Pedro Ribeiro discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain
malformed images when using the tiff2pdf tool. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted TIFF image, a remote
attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubunu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10.
(CVE-2013-4232)

Murray McAllister discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain
malformed images when using the gif2tiff tool. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, a remote
attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2013-4243)

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain
malformed images when using the gif2tiff tool. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, a remote
attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubunu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10.
(CVE-2013-4244)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libtiff5 4.0.3-7ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 13.10:
libtiff5 4.0.2-4ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
libtiff5 4.0.2-1ubuntu2.3

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libtiff4 3.9.5-2ubuntu1.6

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libtiff4 3.9.2-2ubuntu0.14

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2205-1
CVE-2013-4231, CVE-2013-4232, CVE-2013-4243, CVE-2013-4244

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tiff/4.0.3-7ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tiff/4.0.2-4ubuntu3.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tiff/4.0.2-1ubuntu2.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tiff/3.9.5-2ubuntu1.6
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tiff/3.9.2-2ubuntu0.14
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