CentOS 8 : exiv2 (CESA-2021:4173)

high Nessus Plugin ID 155035


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-2021:4173 advisory.

- exiv2: Heap-based buffer overflow in Exiv2::Jp2Image::doWriteMetadata (CVE-2021-29457)

- exiv2: Out-of-bounds read in Exiv2::Internal::CrwMap::encode (CVE-2021-29458)

- exiv2: Out-of-bounds read in Exiv2::WebPImage::doWriteMetadata (CVE-2021-29463)

- exiv2: Heap-based buffer overflow in Exiv2::Jp2Image::encodeJp2Header (CVE-2021-29464)

- exiv2: Out-of-bounds read in Exiv2::Jp2Image::encodeJp2Header (CVE-2021-29470, CVE-2021-37619)

- exiv2: Out-of-bounds read in Exiv2::Jp2Image::doWriteMetadata (CVE-2021-29473)

- exiv2: Use of uninitialized memory in isWebPType() may lead to information leak (CVE-2021-29623)

- exiv2: Integer overflow in CrwMap:encode0x1810 leading to heap-based buffer overflow and DoS (CVE-2021-31292)

- exiv2: DoS due to quadratic complexity in ProcessUTF8Portion (CVE-2021-32617)

- exiv2: Heap-based buffer overflow in Jp2Image::readMetadata() (CVE-2021-3482)

- exiv2: Out-of-bounds read in Exiv2::Jp2Image::printStructure (CVE-2021-37618)

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.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 155035

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2021-4173.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/11/2021

Updated: 11/24/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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-2021-29464


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: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, 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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/9/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29457, CVE-2021-29458, CVE-2021-29463, CVE-2021-29464, CVE-2021-29470, CVE-2021-29473, CVE-2021-29623, CVE-2021-31292, CVE-2021-32617, CVE-2021-3482, CVE-2021-37618, CVE-2021-37619

RHSA: 2021:4173