Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1377-1 tiff -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
14 May 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 893806.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-8905.
More information:

A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the LZWDecodeCompat function in tif_lzw.c (LibTIFF 4.0.9 and earlier). This vulnerability might be leveraged by remote attackers to crash the client via a crafted TIFF LZW file.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 4.0.2-6+deb7u20.

We recommend that you upgrade your tiff packages.

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