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

critical 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: Critical

ID: 133649

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4277-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/12/2020

Updated: 5/18/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-9278

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 2/11/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/21/2017

Reference Information

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

USN: 4277-1