USN-2454-1: Exiv2 vulnerability

7 January 2015

exiv2 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10


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

Software Description

  • exiv2 - EXIF/IPTC metadata manipulation tool


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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
libexiv2-13 - 0.24-2ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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