CentOS 7 : exiv2 (CESA-2021:3158)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152664


The remote CentOS Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote CentOS Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2021:3158 advisory.

- exiv2: Heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in jp2image.cpp (CVE-2021-31291)

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152664

File Name: centos_RHSA-2021-3158.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/19/2021

Updated: 8/19/2021

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

Risk Information


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-2021-31291


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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: 8/18/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/26/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-31291

RHSA: 2021:3158

CWE: 787