GLSA-200503-17 : libexif: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Low Nessus Plugin ID 17319


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-17 (libexif: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

libexif contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in the EXIF tag validation code. When opening an image with a specially crafted EXIF tag, the lack of validation can cause applications linked to libexif to crash.
Impact :

A specially crafted EXIF file could crash applications making use of libexif, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libexif users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libexif-0.5.12-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 17319

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libexif, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0664

OSVDB: 14607

GLSA: 200503-17