Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5705-1
October 27, 2022
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in LibTIFF.
– tiff: Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library
Chintan Shah discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled memory in
certain conditions. An attacker could trick a user into processing a
specially crafted image file and potentially use this issue to allow for
information disclosure or to cause the application to crash.
It was discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled memory in certain
conditions. An attacker could trick a user into processing a specially
crafted tiff file and potentially use this issue to cause a denial of
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.