Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : exiv2 (MDVSA-2008:006)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36426


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


An integer overflow in the Exiv2 library allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted EXIF file that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36426

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-006.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:exiv2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64exiv2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64exiv2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libexiv2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libexiv2-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6353

MDVSA: 2008:006

CWE: 189