Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : libexif vulnerabilities (USN-654-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38049
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMeder 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libexif-dev and / or libexif12 packages.