Ubuntu 4.10 : libexif vulnerabilities (USN-91-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sylvain Defresne discovered that the EXIF library did not properly
validate the structure of the EXIF tags. By tricking a user to load an
image with a malicious EXIF tag, an attacker could exploit this to
crash the process using the library, or even execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process.

Solution :

Update the affected libexif-dev and / or libexif10 packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20717 ()

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