Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : libexif vulnerabilities (USN-654-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38049


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


Meder Kydyraliev discovered that libexif did not correctly handle certain EXIF headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted image, a remote attacker could cause the application linked against libexif to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly executing arbitrary code with user privileges.

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: Medium

ID: 38049

File Name: ubuntu_USN-654-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/27

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: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:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6351, CVE-2007-6352

BID: 26942, 26976

USN: 654-1

CWE: 189