Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : libexif vulnerabilities (USN-654-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Meder Kydyraliev discovered that libexif 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 libexif to crash, leading to a denial
of service, or possibly executing arbitrary code with user privileges.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected libexif-dev and / or libexif12 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38049 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26942

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6351

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