Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : libexif vulnerability (USN-478-1)

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 :

Sean Larsson discovered that libexif did not correctly verify the size
of EXIF components. By tricking a user into opening an image with
specially crafted EXIF headers, a remote attacker could cause the
application using libexif to execute arbitrary code with user
privileges.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28079 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4168