CentOS 8 : exiv2 (CESA-2020:1577)

high Nessus Plugin ID 145828


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2020:1577 advisory.

- exiv2: null pointer dereference in the Exiv2::DataValue::toLong function in value.cpp (CVE-2017-18005)

- exiv2: OOB read in pngimage.cpp:tEXtToDataBuf() allows for crash via crafted file (CVE-2018-10772)

- exiv2: information leak via a crafted file (CVE-2018-11037)

- exiv2: buffer overflow in samples/geotag.cpp (CVE-2018-14338)

- exiv2: heap-based buffer overflow in Exiv2::d2Data in types.cpp (CVE-2018-17229)

- exiv2: heap-based buffer overflow in Exiv2::ul2Data in types.cpp (CVE-2018-17230)

- exiv2: NULL pointer dereference in Exiv2::DataValue::copy in value.cpp leading to application crash (CVE-2018-17282)

- exiv2: Stack overflow in CiffDirectory::readDirectory() at crwimage_int.cpp leading to denial of service (CVE-2018-17581)

- exiv2: infinite loop in Exiv2::Image::printIFDStructure function in image.cpp (CVE-2018-18915)

- exiv2: heap-based buffer over-read in Exiv2::IptcParser::decode in iptc.cpp (CVE-2018-19107)

- exiv2: infinite loop in Exiv2::PsdImage::readMetadata in psdimage.cpp (CVE-2018-19108)

- exiv2: heap-based buffer over-read in PngChunk::readRawProfile in pngchunk_int.cpp (CVE-2018-19535)

- exiv2: NULL pointer dereference in Exiv2::isoSpeed in easyaccess.cpp (CVE-2018-19607)

- exiv2: Heap-based buffer over-read in Exiv2::tEXtToDataBuf function resulting in a denial of service (CVE-2018-20096)

- exiv2: Segmentation fault in Exiv2::Internal::TiffParserWorker::findPrimaryGroups function (CVE-2018-20097)

- exiv2: Heap-based buffer over-read in Exiv2::Jp2Image::encodeJp2Header resulting in a denial of service (CVE-2018-20098)

- exiv2: Infinite loop in Exiv2::Jp2Image::encodeJp2Header resulting in a denial of service (CVE-2018-20099)

- exiv2: Excessive memory allocation in Exiv2::Jp2Image::readMetadata function in jp2image.cpp (CVE-2018-4868)

- exiv2: assertion failure in BigTiffImage::readData in bigtiffimage.cpp (CVE-2018-9303)

- exiv2: divide by zero in BigTiffImage::printIFD in bigtiffimage.cpp (CVE-2018-9304)

- exiv2: out of bounds read in IptcData::printStructure in iptc.c (CVE-2018-9305, CVE-2018-9306)

- exiv2: denial of service in PngImage::readMetadata (CVE-2019-13109)

- exiv2: integer overflow in WebPImage::decodeChunks leads to denial of service (CVE-2019-13111)

- exiv2: uncontrolled memory allocation in PngChunk::parseChunkContent causing denial of service (CVE-2019-13112)

- exiv2: invalid data location in CRW image file causing denial of service (CVE-2019-13113)

- exiv2: null-pointer dereference in http.c causing denial of service (CVE-2019-13114)

- exiv2: infinite loop and hang in Jp2Image::readMetadata() in jp2image.cpp could lead to DoS (CVE-2019-20421)

- exiv2: infinite recursion in Exiv2::Image::printTiffStructure in file image.cpp resulting in denial of service (CVE-2019-9143)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145828

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2020-1577.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/1/2021

Updated: 3/23/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-9143


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:exiv2, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:exiv2-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:exiv2-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:exiv2-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:gegl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:gnome-color-manager, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libgexiv2, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libgexiv2-devel

Required KB Items: Host/CentOS/release, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/31/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18005, CVE-2018-10772, CVE-2018-11037, CVE-2018-14338, CVE-2018-17229, CVE-2018-17230, CVE-2018-17282, CVE-2018-17581, CVE-2018-18915, CVE-2018-19107, CVE-2018-19108, CVE-2018-19535, CVE-2018-19607, CVE-2018-20096, CVE-2018-20097, CVE-2018-20098, CVE-2018-20099, CVE-2018-4868, CVE-2018-9303, CVE-2018-9304, CVE-2018-9305, CVE-2018-9306, CVE-2019-13109, CVE-2019-13111, CVE-2019-13112, CVE-2019-13113, CVE-2019-13114, CVE-2019-20421, CVE-2019-9143

BID: 102477, 104607, 106003, 107161, 109279, 109287, 109292

RHSA: 2020:1577