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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1551-1] exiv2 security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A vulnerability has been discovered in exiv2 (CVE-2018-16336), a C++ library and a command line utility to manage image metadata, resulting in remote denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read/overflow) via a crafted image file. Additionally, this update includes a minor change to the patch for the CVE-2018-10958/CVE-2018-10999 vulnerability first addressed in DLA 1402-1. The initial patch was overly restrictive and has been adjusted to remove the excessive restriction.

Affected Software

Affected Software

exiv2 on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 0.24-4.1+deb8u2. We recommend that you upgrade your exiv2 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)