Debian DLA-2100-1 : libexif security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 133655

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

an out-of-bounds write vulnerability due to an integer overflow was reported in libexif, a library to parse exif files. This flaw might be leveraged by remote attackers to cause denial of service, or potentially execute arbitrary code via crafted image files.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.21-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libexif 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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected libexif-dev, and libexif12 packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/02/msg00007.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/libexif

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 133655

File Name: debian_DLA-2100.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/13/2020

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, 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 v3

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-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexif12, 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: 2/10/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9278