USN-1655-1: LibTIFF vulnerability
5 December 2012
Programs that use LibTIFF could be made to crash or run programs if they opened a specially crafted file.
- tiff - Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library
It was discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain malformed
images using the DOTRANGE tag. 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.