Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : exiv2 vulnerabilities (USN-655-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Meder Kydyraliev discovered that exiv2 did not correctly handle
certain EXIF headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted image, a remote attacker could cause
the application linked against libexiv2 to crash, leading to a denial
of service, or possibly executing arbitrary code with user privileges.
(CVE-2007-6353)

Joakim Bildrulle discovered that exiv2 did not correctly handle Nikon
lens EXIF information. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted image, a remote attacker could cause
the application linked against libexiv2 to crash, leading to a denial
of service. (CVE-2008-2696).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37662 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6353
CVE-2008-2696