RHEL 4 : libexif (RHSA-2007:1166)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29776


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated libexif packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The libexif packages contain the Exif library. Exif is an image file format specification that enables metadata tags to be added to existing JPEG, TIFF and RIFF files. The Exif library makes it possible to parse an Exif file and read this metadata.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way libexif parses Exif image tags. If a victim opens a carefully crafted Exif image file, it could cause the application linked against libexif to execute arbitrary code, or crash. (CVE-2007-6352)

Users of libexif are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected libexif and / or libexif-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29776

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-1166.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/24

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libexif, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libexif-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6352

BID: 26942

OSVDB: 42653

RHSA: 2007:1166

CWE: 189