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USN-801-1: tiff vulnerability

13 July 2009

tiff vulnerability




Tielei Wang and Tom Lane discovered that the TIFF library did not correctly
handle certain malformed TIFF images. If a user or automated system were
tricked into processing a malicious image, an attacker could execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.