USN-3668-1: Exempi vulnerabilities

4 June 2018

exempi vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Exempi could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • exempi - library to parse XMP metadata


It was discovered that Exempi incorrectly handled certain media files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could cause Exempi to hang or crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
exempi - 2.4.3-1ubuntu1.1
libexempi3 - 2.4.3-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
exempi - 2.2.2-2ubuntu0.1
libexempi3 - 2.2.2-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
exempi - 2.2.1-1ubuntu1.1
libexempi3 - 2.2.1-1ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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