Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2589-1 tiff -- buffer overflow
- Date Reported:
- 16 Dec 2012
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 694693.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-5581.
- More information:
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.