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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN91-1 : libexif vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libexif vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libexif-dev
- libexif10


Description :

Sylvain Defresne discovered that the EXIF library did not properly
validate the structure of the EXIF tags. By tricking a user to load an
image with a malicious EXIF tag, a possible hacker could exploit this to
crash the process using the library, or even execute arbitrary code
with the rights of the process.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libexif-dev-0.6.9-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libexif10-0.6.9-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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