RHEL 4 / 5 : libexif (RHSA-2007:0501)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated libexif packages that fix an integer overflow flaw are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way libexif parses EXIF
image tags. If a victim opens a carefully crafted EXIF image file it
could cause the application linked against libexif to execute
arbitrary code or crash. (CVE-2007-4168)

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-2006-4168.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0501.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25540 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24461

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4168