Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.10 : libexif vulnerabilities (USN-4277-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 133649

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Liu Bingchang discovered that libexif incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information or cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-6328)

Lili Xu and Bingchang Liu discovered that libexif incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information or cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2017-7544)

It was discovered that libexif incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-9278).

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 libexif12 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4277-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 133649

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4277-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/02/12

Updated: 2020/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-9278

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libexif12, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/02/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6328, CVE-2017-7544, CVE-2019-9278

USN: 4277-1