Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5743-1
November 24, 2022
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
LibTIFF could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.
– 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
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.