Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Titlelibexif security update
NameDSA-4618First vendor Publication2020-02-06
VendorDebianLast vendor Modification2020-02-06
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevision1

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score6.8Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score8.6AuthenticationNone Required
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An out-of-bounds write vulnerability due to an integer overflow was reported in libexif, a library to parse EXIF files, which could result in denial of service, or potentially the execution of arbitrary code if specially crafted image files are processed.

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.21-2+deb9u1.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.21-5.1+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libexif packages.

For the detailed security status of libexif please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libexif

Original Source

Url : http://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4618

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-190Integer Overflow or Wraparound (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


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2020-02-07 00:17:53
  • First insertion