USN-3852-1: Exiv2 vulnerabilities

10 January 2019

exiv2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Exiv2.

Software Description

  • exiv2 - EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata manipulation tool


It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. CVE-2017-9239 only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-11591, CVE-2017-11683, CVE-2017-14859, CVE-2017-14862, CVE-2017-14864, CVE-2017-17669, CVE-2017-9239, CVE-2018-16336, CVE-2018-1758)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
exiv2 - 0.25-4ubuntu0.1
libexiv2-14 - 0.25-4ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
exiv2 - 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.2
libexiv2-14 - 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
exiv2 - 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.3
libexiv2-14 - 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.3
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
exiv2 - 0.23-1ubuntu2.2
libexiv2-12 - 0.23-1ubuntu2.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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