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    Debian: DSA-2447-1: tiff security update

    Date 04 Apr 2012
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Alexander Gavrun discovered an integer overflow in the TIFF library in the parsing of the TileSize entry, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed image is opened.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2447-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    April 04, 2012                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : tiff
    Vulnerability  : integer overflow
    Problem type   : local(remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1173
    
    Alexander Gavrun discovered an integer overflow in the TIFF library
    in the parsing of the TileSize entry, which could result in the execution 
    of arbitrary code if a malformed image is opened.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.9.4-5+squeeze4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    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: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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