GLSA-200712-15 : libexif: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-15
(libexif: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Meder Kydyraliev (Google Security) discovered an integer overflow
vulnerability in the exif_data_load_data_thumbnail() function leading
to a memory corruption (CVE-2007-6352) and an infinite recursion in the
exif_loader_write() function (CVE-2007-6351).

Impact :

An attacker could entice the user of an application making use of
libexif to load an image file with specially crafted Exif tags,
possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application or a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200712-15.xml

Solution :

All libexif users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libexif-0.6.16-r1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29812 (gentoo_GLSA-200712-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6351
CVE-2007-6352