Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : exiv2 vulnerabilities (USN-3700-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110922

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-10958, CVE-2018-10998)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain PNG files. An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-10999)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-11531)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-12264, CVE-2018-12265).

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 exiv2, libexiv2-12 and / or libexiv2-14 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3700-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110922

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3700-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/05

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:exiv2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libexiv2-12, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libexiv2-14, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10958, CVE-2018-10998, CVE-2018-10999, CVE-2018-11531, CVE-2018-12264, CVE-2018-12265

USN: 3700-1