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tiff -- buffer overflow vulnerability


A Gentoo Linux Security Advisory reports:

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a stack based buffer overflow in the libTIFF library when reading a TIFF image with a malformed BitsPerSample tag.

Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a specially crafted TIFF image, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.



portaudit: tiff -- buffer overflow vulnerability

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Oliver Eikemeier <>