Debian: DSA-2256-1: tiff security update

    Date09 Jun 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Tavis Ormandy discovered that the Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library is vulnerable to a buffer overflow triggered by a crafted OJPEG file which allows for a crash and potentially execution of arbitrary code.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2256-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    June 9, 2011                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : tiff
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2009-5022 
    Debian Bug     : 624287
    
    Tavis Ormandy discovered that the Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library
    is vulnerable to a buffer overflow triggered by a crafted OJPEG file
    which allows for a crash and potentially execution of arbitrary code.
    
    The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.9.4-5+squeeze2.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid),
    this problem has been fixed in version 3.9.5-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your tiff packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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