Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : libexif vulnerability (USN-471-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Victor Stinner discovered that libexif did not correctly validate the
size of some EXIF header fields. By tricking a user into opening an
image with specially crafted EXIF headers, a remote attacker could
cause the application using libexif to crash, resulting in a denial of

Solution :

Update the affected libexif-dev and / or libexif12 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28072 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2645