USN-1102-1: tiff vulnerability
4 April 2011
Certain applications could be made to run programs as your login if they opened a specially crafted TIFF file.
- tiff - TIFF manipulation and conversion tools
Martin Barbella discovered that the thunder (aka ThunderScan) decoder in
the TIFF library incorrectly handled an unexpected BitsPerSample value. If
a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
TIFF image, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user
privileges, or crash the application, leading to a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.