LibTIFF Security Exploit Fixed for Ubuntu 12.04

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http://news.softpedia.com – On December 5, Canonical published in a security notice details about a CUPS vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx), and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) operating systems. According to Canonical, programs that used LibTIFF could have been made to crash or to run programs, if they opened a specially-crafted file. It was discovered that LibTIFF incorrectly handled certain malformed images usi... (read more) (General)