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RHSA-2014:0223: libtiff security update

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RHSA-2014:0223: libtiff security update



The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating TaggedImage File Format (TIFF) files.A heap-based buffer overflow and a use-after-free flaw were found in thetiff2pdf tool. An attacker could use these flaws to create a speciallycrafted TIFF file that would cause tiff2pdf to crash or, possibly, executearbitrary code. (CVE-2013-1960, CVE-2013-4232)Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in the gif2tiff tool. An attackercould use these flaws to create a specially crafted GIF file that couldcause gif2tiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.(CVE-2013-4231, CVE-2013-4243, CVE-2013-4244)Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in the tiff2pdf tool. An attackercould use these flaws to create a specially crafted TIFF file that wouldcause tiff2pdf to crash. (CVE-2013-1961)Red Hat would like to thank Emmanuel Bouillon of NCI Agency for reportingCVE-2013-1960 and CVE-2013-1961. The CVE-2013-4243 issue was discovered byMurray McAllister of the Red Hat Security Response Team, and theCVE-2013-4244 issue was discovered by Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red HatSecurity Response Team.All libtiff users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues. All runningapplications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update totake effect.


  • redhat-upgrade-libtiff
  • redhat-upgrade-libtiff-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-libtiff-devel

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