RHEL 4 : libexif (RHSA-2005:300)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated libexif packages that fix a buffer overflow issue are now
available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The libexif package contains the EXIF library. Applications use this
library to parse EXIF image files.

A bug was found in the way libexif parses EXIF tags. An attacker could
create a carefully crafted EXIF image file which could cause image
viewers linked against libexif to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0664 to this issue.

Users of libexif should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0664.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-300.html

Solution :

Update the affected libexif and / or libexif-devel packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17591 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0664