Debian: Security Advisory for libexif (DSA-4618-1)

Published: 2020-02-07 04:00:07
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libexif' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-4618-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
An out-of-bounds write vulnerability due to an integer overflow was reported in libexif, a library to parse EXIF files, which could result in denial of service, or potentially the execution of arbitrary code if specially crafted image files are processed.

Affected Versions:
'libexif' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.21-2+deb9u1. For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.21-5.1+deb10u1. We recommend that you upgrade your libexif Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-9278

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4618.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DSA-4618-1

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8

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