USN-54-1: TIFF library tool vulnerability
Posted on: 01/06/2005 03:57 PM

A TIFF library tool security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 4.10

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-54-1 January 06, 2005
tiff vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 3.6.1-1.1ubuntu1.2. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Dmitry V. Levin discovered a buffer overflow in the "tiffdump" utility. If an attacker tricked a user into processing a malicious TIFF image with tiffdump, they could cause a buffer overflow which at least causes the program to crash. However, it is not entirely clear whether this can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening the image.

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 22999 d884251e847a11301f8336b8d9f50e0f
Size/MD5: 646 7e0d3bb9141233f29e2b5999523882bd
Size/MD5: 848760 bd252167a20ac7910ab3bd2b3ee9e955

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 172900 15c92000db5d6efe06dc5be73a3471e2
Size/MD5: 458416 8f3a4d1bcba9de0b9004f8a9c1103632
Size/MD5: 111440 df967606c94b419508c00b9e3194485d

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 157260 d416a9e23840613a706f8196879614b3
Size/MD5: 439598 87e32a85649ca58ebccf55b751297bb5
Size/MD5: 102336 f2019f1620310fa2a5d5c59ccabab0fe

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 187884 1c1173ba8723d03239399175a7e41566
Size/MD5: 462478 0fe172d4ecc90f985df90f9a551faa52
Size/MD5: 112518 80f528b39a9d230e20591337df3d556e

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