Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
An integer overflow was discovered in the exif_process_IFD_TAG()
function in PHP4's EXIF module. EXIF tags with a specially crafted
'Image File Directory' (IFD) tag caused a buffer overflow which could
have been exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the PHP4 server. (CAN-2005-1042)
The same module also contained a Denial of Service vulnerability. EXIF
headers with a large IFD nesting level caused an unbound recursion
which would eventually overflow the stack and cause the executed
program to crash. (CAN-2005-1043)
In web applications that automatically process EXIF tags of uploaded
images, both vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5