Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : libexif vulnerability (USN-471-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28072
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionVictor Stinner discovered that libexif did not correctly validate the size of some EXIF header fields. By tricking a user into opening an image with specially crafted EXIF headers, a remote attacker could cause the application using libexif to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libexif-dev and / or libexif12 packages.