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    Debian: DSA-2589-1: tiff security update

    Date 16 Dec 2012
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The tiff library for handling TIFF image files contained a stack-based buffer overflow, potentially allowing attackers who can submit such files to a vulnerable system to execute arbitrary code.
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    December 16, 2012                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : tiff
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-5581
    Debian Bug     : 694693
    
    The tiff library for handling TIFF image files contained a stack-based
    buffer overflow, potentially allowing attackers who can submit such
    files to a vulnerable system to execute arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.9.4-5+squeeze8.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.2-1 of the tiff
    package, and version 3.9.6-10 of the tiff3 package.
    
    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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