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Mandriva Advisories MDKSA-2006:102 : libtiff


Updated libtiff packages fixes tiff2pdf vulnerability

June 14th, 2006


A buffer overflow in the t2p_write_pdf_string function in tiff2pdf in


libtiff 3.8.2 and earlier allows attackers to cause a denial of service


(crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a TIFF file with a


DocumentName tag that contains UTF-8 characters, which triggers the


overflow when a character is sign extended to an integer that produces


more digits than expected in a sprintf call.




Corporate Server 3 and Corporate Desktop 3 are not affected by this


vulnerability as tiff2pdf was not part of the libtiff version shipped


in those products.




The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.



The released versions of Mandriva GNU/Linux affected are:

  • 10.2
  • 2006.0

Full information about this advisory, including the updated packages, is available at:



Other references:



Posted automatically by aru (mdksec2mub v: mdksec2mub,v 1.2 2006/06/01 20:04:28 pituko Exp $)

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