Debian DLA-1691-1 : exiv2 security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 122454


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several issues have been found in exiv2, a EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata manipulation tool.

CVE-2018-17581 A stack overflow due to a recursive function call causing excessive stack consumption which leads to denial of service.

CVE-2018-19107 A heap based buffer over-read caused by an integer overflow could result in a denial of service via a crafted file.

CVE-2018-19108 There seems to be an infinite loop inside a function that can be activated by a crafted image.

CVE-2018-19535 A heap based buffer over-read caused could result in a denial of service via a crafted file.

CVE-2018-20097 A crafted image could result in a denial of service.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 0.24-4.1+deb8u3.

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: 122454

File Name: debian_DLA-1691.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/27/2019

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:exiv2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexiv2-13, 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:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/26/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17581, CVE-2018-19107, CVE-2018-19108, CVE-2018-19535, CVE-2018-20097