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Debian: Security update for tiff

The tiff library for handling TIFF image files contained a stack-based buffer overflow, potentially allowing attackers who can submit such files to a vulnerable system to execute arbitrary code.

Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2589-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                          
December 16, 2012                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : tiff
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-5581
Debian Bug     : 694693

The tiff library for handling TIFF image files contained a stack-based
buffer overflow, potentially allowing attackers who can submit such
files to a vulnerable system to execute arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.9.4-5+squeeze8.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.2-1 of the tiff
package, and version 3.9.6-10 of the tiff3 package.

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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