Scientific Linux Security Update : libexif on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60210


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


An integer overflow flaw was found in the way libexif parses EXIF image tags. If a victim opens a carefully crafted EXIF image file it could cause the application linked against libexif to execute arbitrary code or crash. (CVE-2007-4168)


Update the affected libexif and / or libexif-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60210

File Name: sl_20070614_libexif_on_SL5_x__SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2013/04/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4168