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Security update for package tiff


(Last modified: 05JAN2005)

solutions Security update for package tiff SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (bb8e62a045c2aac0f526baac5a12c948)

Applies to

Package: tiff
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9613
Release: 20050105
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should install this update.



Problem description

iDEFENSE security reported a buffer overflow problem in the libtiff library, which could allow a remote attacker to execute code as the viewing user by using a handcrafted TIFF image file. This bug also affects the tiffdump utility in the tiff RPM package.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh tiff.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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