USN-3700-1: Exiv2 vulnerabilities

3 July 2018

exiv2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Exiv2.

Software Description

  • exiv2 - EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata manipulation tool

Details

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-10958, CVE-2018-10998)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain PNG files. An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information. (CVE-2018-10999)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-11531)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12264, CVE-2018-12265)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
exiv2 - 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.1
libexiv2-14 - 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.1
Ubuntu 17.10
exiv2 - 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.17.10.1
libexiv2-14 - 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.17.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
exiv2 - 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.2
libexiv2-14 - 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
exiv2 - 0.23-1ubuntu2.1
libexiv2-12 - 0.23-1ubuntu2.1

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.

References