Debian DLA-1147-1 : exiv2 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104186


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


The exiv2 library is vulnerable to multiple issues that can all lead to denial of service of the applications relying on the library to parse images' metadata.


Denial of service via floating point exception in the Exiv2::ValueType function.


Denial of service through failing assertion triggered by crafted image.

CVE-2017-14859 / CVE-2017-14862 / CVE-2017-14864

Denial of service through invalid memory access triggered by a crafted image.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 0.23-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your exiv2 packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104186

File Name: debian_DLA-1147.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/27

Updated: 2018/07/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:exiv2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexiv2-12, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexiv2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexiv2-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexiv2-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11591, CVE-2017-11683, CVE-2017-14859, CVE-2017-14862, CVE-2017-14864