Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3906-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3906-2
March 18, 2019

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

– Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

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:

USN-3906-1 and USN-3864-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in LibTIFF.
This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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 12.04 ESM:
libtiff-tools 3.9.5-2ubuntu1.12
libtiff4 3.9.5-2ubuntu1.12

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3906-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3906-1
CVE-2018-10779, CVE-2018-12900, CVE-2018-1710, CVE-2018-17100,
CVE-2018-17101, CVE-2018-18557, CVE-2019-6128, CVE-2019-7663