USN-2454-1: Exiv2 vulnerability
7 January 2015
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.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.