Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1391-1 tiff -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
31 May 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-11613, CVE-2018-5784.
More information:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the libtiff library and the included tools, which may result in denial of service:

  • CVE-2017-11613

    Ddenial of service vulnerability in the TIFFOpen function. A crafted input will lead to a denial of service attack and can either make the system hand or trigger the OOM killer.

  • CVE-2018-5784

    There is an uncontrolled resource consumption in TIFFSetDirectory function of src/libtiff/tif_dir.c, which can cause denial of service through a crafted tif file.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 4.0.2-6+deb7u21.

We recommend that you upgrade your tiff packages.

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