Executive Summary

Summary
Title Exiv2 vulnerability
Informations
NameUSN-4270-1First vendor Publication2020-02-05
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2020-02-05
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector :
Cvss Base ScoreN/AAttack RangeN/A
Cvss Impact ScoreN/AAttack ComplexityN/A
Cvss Expoit ScoreN/AAuthenticationN/A
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Detail

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.10 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Exiv2 could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted image.

Software Description: - exiv2: EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata manipulation tool

Details:

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain images. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.10:
exiv2 0.25-4ubuntu2.2
libexiv2-14 0.25-4ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
exiv2 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.5
libexiv2-14 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.5

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
exiv2 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.6
libexiv2-14 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.6

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4270-1
CVE-2019-20421

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-4ubuntu2.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.5
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.6

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4270-1

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DateInformations
2020-02-05 21:18:52
  • First insertion