openSUSE Security Update : exiv2 (exiv2-267)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39958


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of exiv2 solves a denial of service bug that can be triggered by using crafted metadata. (CVE-2008-2696)


Update the affected exiv2 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39958

File Name: suse_11_0_exiv2-081022.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:exiv2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexiv2-2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexiv2-2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexiv2-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2696

CWE: 189