Scientific Linux Security Update : libexif on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The libexif packages provide an Exchangeable image file format (Exif)
library. Exif allows metadata to be added to and read from certain
types of image files.

Multiple flaws were found in the way libexif processed Exif tags. An
attacker could create a specially-crafted image file that, when opened
in an application linked against libexif, could cause the application
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-2812, CVE-2012-2813,
CVE-2012-2814, CVE-2012-2836, CVE-2012-2837, CVE-2012-2840,
CVE-2012-2841)

Users of libexif are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. All running
applications linked against libexif must be restarted for the update
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2d53915b

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62058 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2812
CVE-2012-2813
CVE-2012-2814
CVE-2012-2836
CVE-2012-2837
CVE-2012-2840
CVE-2012-2841