Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title Exiv2 vulnerability
Name USN-4159-1 First vendor Publication 2019-10-21
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2019-10-21
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.10 - Ubuntu 19.04 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Exiv2 could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted file.

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


It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files. 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 0.25-4ubuntu2.1
libexiv2-14 0.25-4ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 19.04:
exiv2 0.25-4ubuntu1.2
libexiv2-14 0.25-4ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
exiv2 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.4
libexiv2-14 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.4

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
exiv2 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.5
libexiv2-14 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.5

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


Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4159-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-120 Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1

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Date Informations
2019-10-21 21:18:57
  • First insertion