[USN-2454-1] Exiv2 vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Jan 7 18:43:33 UTC 2015


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2454-1
January 07, 2015

exiv2 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- exiv2: EXIF/IPTC metadata manipulation tool

Details:

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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  libexiv2-13                     0.24-2ubuntu1.1

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2454-1
  CVE-2014-9449

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.24-2ubuntu1.1


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