CentOS 8 : libexif (CESA-2020:4766)

high Nessus Plugin ID 145847


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-2020:4766 advisory.

- libexif: out of bounds write in exif-data.c (CVE-2019-9278)

- libexif: out of bounds read due to a missing bounds check in exif_data_save_data_entry function in exif- data.c (CVE-2020-0093)

- libexif: integer overflow in exif_data_load_data_thumbnail function in exif-data.c (CVE-2020-0181)

- libexif: out of bounds read due to a missing bounds check in exif_entry_get_value function in exif-entry.c (CVE-2020-0182)

- libexif: integer overflow in exif_data_load_data_content function in exif-data.c (CVE-2020-0198)

- libexif: divide-by-zero in exif_entry_get_value function in exif-entry.c (CVE-2020-12767)

- libexif: use of uninitialized memory in EXIF Makernote handling can lead to crashes and use-after-free (CVE-2020-13113)

- libexif: unrestricted size in handling Canon EXIF MakerNote data can lead to consumption of large amounts of compute time (CVE-2020-13114)

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


Update the affected libexif and / or libexif-devel packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145847

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2020-4766.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/1/2021

Updated: 3/23/2021

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-9278


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: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libexif, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libexif-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9278, CVE-2020-0093, CVE-2020-0181, CVE-2020-0182, CVE-2020-0198, CVE-2020-12767, CVE-2020-13113, CVE-2020-13114

RHSA: 2020:4766