Ubuntu 14.10 : exiv2 vulnerability (USN-2454-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80412
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain tag values in video files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted video file, a remote attacker could cause Exiv2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libexiv2-13 package.