Changes in TIFF v4.5.1¶
v4.5.1 (tag v4.5.1)
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This document provides a summary of significant changes made to the
software between the previous and current versions (see
above). A fully-detailed change summary is provided by the
included in the release package and by the Git commit history:
This version will be the last one supporting most TIFF tools (except tiffinfo, tiffdump, tiffcp and tiffset), whose maintenance will be discontinued, due to the lack of contributors able to address reported security issues. Starting with libtiff v4.6.0, their source code, at this time ,will still be available in the source distribution, but they will no longer be built by default, and issues related to them will no longer be accepted in the libtiff bug tracker.
Some CMake related changes, in particular related to the CMake config file now installed, should be considered as a preview and may change in the next releases based on user feedback. See discussion in https://gitlab.com/libtiff/libtiff/-/merge_requests/496 and https://gitlab.com/libtiff/libtiff/-/merge_requests/494
Software configuration changes¶
Definition of tags reformatted (clang-format off) for better readability of tag comments in tiff.h and tif_dirinfo.c
Do not install libtiff-4.pc when tiff-install is reset.
Add versioninfo resource files for DLL and tools compiled with Windows MSVC and MINGW.
Disable clang-formatting for tif_config.h.cmake.in and tiffconf.h.cmake.in because sensitive for CMake scripts.
CMake: make WebP component name compatible with upstream ConfigWebP.cmake
CMake: make Findliblzma with upstream CMake config file
CMake: FindDeflate.cmake: fix several errors (issue #526).
CMake: FindLERC.cmake: version string return added.
CMake: export TiffConfig.cmake and TiffConfigVersion.cmake files
CMake: fix export of INTERFACE_INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES
Hardcode HOST_FILLORDER to FILLORDER_LSB2MSB and make 'H' flag of
TIFFOpen()to warn and an alias of FILLORDER_MSB2LSB.
tif_lerc.c: use WORDS_BIGENDIAN instead of HOST_BIGENDIAN.
Optimize relative seeking within
TIFFSetDirectory()by using the learned list of IFD offsets.
Improve internal IFD offset and directory number map handling.
TIFFOpen()mode "r+" in the Windows implementation adjusted to that of Linux.
TIFFDirectory td_fieldsset type changed from unsigned long, which can be 32 or 64 bits, to uint32_t (fixes issue #484).
tif_ojpeg.c: checking for division by zero (fixes issue #554).
LZWDecode(): avoid crash when trying to read again from a strip whith a missing end-of-information marker (fixes issue #548).
Fixed runtime error: applying zero offset to null pointer in
Fixing crash in
TIFFUnlinkDirectory()when called with directory number zero ("TIFFUnlinkDirectory(0)") as well as fixing incorrect behaviour when unlinking the first directory.
tif_luv: check and correct for NaN data in
tif_hash_set.c: include tif_hash_set.h after tif_config.h to let a chance for GDAL symbol renaming trick.
Fax3: fix failure to decode some fax3 number_of_images and add test for Fax3 decoding issues (issue #513).
TIFFWriteDirectorySec()avoid harmless unsigned-integer-overflow (due to gdal oss-fuzz #54311 and #54343).
tif_ojpeg.c: fix issue #554 by checking for division by zero in OJPEGWriteHeaderInfo().
LZWDecode(): avoid crash when trying to read again from a strip whith a missing end-of-information marker (issue #548).
mention TIFFSetTagExtender() cannot add tags to custom directories.
manpage: add multi page TIFF and SubIFDs description and read / write example.
tiffcrop: Consider error return of writeSelections() (fixes issue #553).
tiffcrop: fix memory leak (issue #475).
tiffcrop: do not reuse input buffer for subsequent images (issue #527).
tiffcrop: Amend rotateImage() not to toggle the input (main) image width and length parameters when only cropped image sections are rotated. Remove buffptr from region structure because never used. Fixes issue #492, issue #493, issue #494, issue #495, issue #499, issue #518, issue #519.
tiffcrop: correctly update buffersize after rotateImage() (issue #520).
tiffmedian: avoid zero num_colors (issue #477).
fax2ps: fix buffer overflow in qsort function pcompar (issue #475).
tiffset: get filesize to allocate only the required memory (issue #241).
tiffcrop: fix issue #553 by considering error return of writeSelections().
TIFFSetSubDirectory()return value (CID 1524573).
Contributed software changes¶