libtiff security update

ID CESA-2011:0318
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2011-04-14T19:48:12


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2011:0318

The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libtiff processed certain TIFF Internet Fax image files, compressed with the CCITT Group 4 compression algorithm. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially-crafted TIFF file that, when opened, would cause an application linked against libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-0192)

Red Hat would like to thank Apple Product Security for reporting this issue.

All libtiff users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

Affected packages: libtiff libtiff-devel

Upstream details at: