Debian DLA-2750-1 : exiv2 - LTS security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 152899

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

The remote Debian 9 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dla-2750 advisory.

- In Jp2Image::readMetadata() in jp2image.cpp in Exiv2 0.27.2, an input file can result in an infinite loop and hang, with high CPU consumption. Remote attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial of service via a crafted file. (CVE-2019-20421)

- Exiv2 is a command-line utility and C++ library for reading, writing, deleting, and modifying the metadata of image files. A heap buffer overflow was found in Exiv2 versions v0.27.3 and earlier. The heap overflow is triggered when Exiv2 is used to write metadata into a crafted image file. An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerability to gain code execution, if they can trick the victim into running Exiv2 on a crafted image file. Note that this bug is only triggered when _writing_ the metadata, which is a less frequently used Exiv2 operation than _reading_ the metadata. For example, to trigger the bug in the Exiv2 command-line application, you need to add an extra command-line argument such as `insert`. The bug is fixed in version v0.27.4. (CVE-2021-29457)

- Exiv2 is a C++ library and a command-line utility to read, write, delete and modify Exif, IPTC, XMP and ICC image metadata. An out-of-bounds read was found in Exiv2 versions v0.27.3 and earlier. Exiv2 is a command-line utility and C++ library for reading, writing, deleting, and modifying the metadata of image files. The out-of-bounds read is triggered when Exiv2 is used to write metadata into a crafted image file.
An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerability to cause a denial of service by crashing Exiv2, if they can trick the victim into running Exiv2 on a crafted image file. Note that this bug is only triggered when writing the metadata, which is a less frequently used Exiv2 operation than reading the metadata. For example, to trigger the bug in the Exiv2 command-line application, you need to add an extra command-line argument such as `insert`. The bug is fixed in version v0.27.4. Please see our security policy for information about Exiv2 security. (CVE-2021-29473)

- ** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2021-29457. Reason: This candidate is a duplicate of CVE-2021-29457. Notes: All CVE users should reference CVE-2021-29457 instead of this candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to prevent accidental usage. (CVE-2021-31291)

- An integer overflow in CrwMap::encode0x1810 of Exiv2 0.27.3 allows attackers to trigger a heap-based buffer overflow and cause a denial of service (DOS) via crafted metadata. (CVE-2021-31292)

- A flaw was found in Exiv2 in versions before and including 0.27.4-RC1. Improper input validation of the rawData.size property in Jp2Image::readMetadata() in jp2image.cpp can lead to a heap-based buffer overflow via a crafted JPG image containing malicious EXIF data. (CVE-2021-3482)

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

Solution

Upgrade the exiv2 packages.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 0.25-3.1+deb9u3.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=950183

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/exiv2

https://www.debian.org/lts/security/2021/dla-2750

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2019-20421

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-29457

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-29473

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-31291

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-31292

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-3482

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/exiv2

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152899

File Name: debian_DLA-2750.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/30/2021

Updated: 12/4/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-29457

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:exiv2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexiv2-14, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexiv2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexiv2-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexiv2-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/30/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/27/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-20421, CVE-2021-29457, CVE-2021-29473, CVE-2021-31291, CVE-2021-31292, CVE-2021-3482