Ubuntu 14.10 : exiv2 vulnerability (USN-2454-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80412


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It 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.

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 libexiv2-13 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80412

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2454-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/08

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libexiv2-13, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9449

USN: 2454-1