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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20717 ()

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