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USN-801-1: tiff vulnerability

13 July 2009

tiff vulnerability

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Details

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.

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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.

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