USN-4159-1: Exiv2 vulnerability

21 October 2019

exiv2 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 19.10
  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

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

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 issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
exiv2 - 0.25-4ubuntu2.1
libexiv2-14 - 0.25-4ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 19.04
exiv2 - 0.25-4ubuntu1.2
libexiv2-14 - 0.25-4ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
exiv2 - 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.4
libexiv2-14 - 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.4
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
exiv2 - 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.5
libexiv2-14 - 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.5

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.

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