GLSA-200712-16 : Exiv2: Integer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 29813
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-16 (Exiv2: Integer overflow)
Meder Kydyraliev (Google Security) discovered an integer overflow vulnerability in the JpegThumbnail::setDataArea() method leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
An attacker could entice the user of an application making use of Exiv2 or an application included in Exiv2 to load an image file with specially crafted Exif tags, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Exiv2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/exiv2-0.13-r1'