Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 / 21.04 : ExifTool vulnerability (USN-4987-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 150692

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 / 21.04 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-4987-1 advisory.

- Improper neutralization of user data in the DjVu file format in ExifTool versions 7.44 and up allows arbitrary code execution when parsing the malicious image (CVE-2021-22204)

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

Solution

Update the affected libimage-exiftool-perl package.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4987-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 150692

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4987-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/10/2021

Updated: 12/13/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-22204

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:21.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libimage-exiftool-perl

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/10/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/23/2021

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 12/1/2021

Exploitable With

Metasploit (ExifTool DjVu ANT Perl injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-22204

USN: 4987-1