USN-1511-1: tiff vulnerability
19 July 2012
tiff2pdf could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- tiff - Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala discovered that the tiff2pdf utility incorrectly
handled certain malformed TIFF images. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a specially crafted TIFF image, a remote attacker
could crash the application, leading to a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.