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Debian: Security update for tiff

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library is vulnerable to a buffer overflow triggered by a crafted OJPEG file which allows for a crash and potentially execution of arbitrary code. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2256-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
June 9, 2011                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : tiff
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2009-5022 
Debian Bug     : 624287

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library
is vulnerable to a buffer overflow triggered by a crafted OJPEG file
which allows for a crash and potentially execution of arbitrary code.

The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.9.4-5+squeeze2.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid),
this problem has been fixed in version 3.9.5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your tiff packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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