Debian DSA-4618-1 : libexif - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 133533


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


An out-of-bounds write vulnerability due to an integer overflow was reported in libexif, a library to parse EXIF files, which could result in denial of service, or potentially the execution of arbitrary code if specially crafted image files are processed.


Upgrade the libexif packages.

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.21-2+deb9u1.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.21-5.1+deb10u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 133533

File Name: debian_DSA-4618.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/7/2020

Updated: 2/13/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexif, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/6/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9278

DSA: 4618