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[DSA617] DSA-617-1 tiff Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
"infamous41md" discovered a problem in libtiff, the Tag Image File
Format library for processing TIFF graphics files. Upon reading a
TIFF file it is possible to allocate a zero sized buffer and write to
it which would lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your libtiff packages immediately.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-617
Threat Level: High
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