CVE-2021-29464

high

Description

Exiv2 is a command-line utility and C++ library for reading, writing, deleting, and modifying the metadata of image files. A heap buffer overflow was found in Exiv2 versions v0.27.3 and earlier. The heap overflow is triggered when Exiv2 is used to write metadata into a crafted image file. An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerability to gain code execution, if they can trick the victim into running Exiv2 on a crafted image file. Note that this bug is only triggered when writing the metadata, which is a less frequently used Exiv2 operation than reading the metadata. For example, to trigger the bug in the Exiv2 command-line application, you need to add an extra command-line argument such as `insert`. The bug is fixed in version v0.27.4.

References

https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/commit/f9308839198aca5e68a65194f151a1de92398f54

https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/security/advisories/GHSA-jgm9-5fw5-pw9p

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/K3HKXR6JOVKMBE4HY4FDXNVZGNCQG6T3/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/NDMZTVQAZSMLPTDVDYLBHAAF7I5QXVYQ/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-04-30

Updated: 2022-04-05

Type: CWE-787

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH