GLSA-201401-10 : libexif, exif: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-10
(libexif, exif: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libexif and exif.
Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image
file using exif or an application linked against libexif, possibly
resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All libexif users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libexif-0.6.21'
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these
All exif users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/exif-0.6.21'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72032 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54437

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2812