Ubuntu Update for libexif vulnerability USN-471-1

Published: 2009-03-23 09:55:18
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Summary:
Ubuntu Update for Linux kernel vulnerabilities USN-471-1

Affected Versions:
libexif vulnerability on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS , Ubuntu 6.10 , Ubuntu 7.04

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
Victor Stinner discovered that libexif did not correctly validate the size of some EXIF header fields. By tricking a user into opening an image with specially crafted EXIF headers, a remote attacker could cause the application using libexif to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-2645

References:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-471-1/

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3

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