Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : libexif vulnerability (USN-471-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28072


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


Victor 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libexif-dev and / or libexif12 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28072

File Name: ubuntu_USN-471-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libexif-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libexif12, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2645

OSVDB: 35978

USN: 471-1