GLSA-200503-17 : libexif: Buffer overflow vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-17
(libexif: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

libexif contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in the EXIF tag
validation code. When opening an image with a specially crafted EXIF
tag, the lack of validation can cause applications linked to libexif to
crash.

Impact :

A specially crafted EXIF file could crash applications making use
of libexif, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-17.xml

Solution :

All libexif users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libexif-0.5.12-r1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17319 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0664