[USN-4270-1] Exiv2 vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Feb 5 19:14:38 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4270-1
February 05, 2020

exiv2 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 19.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


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

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


It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain images.
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                           0.25-4ubuntu2.2
  libexiv2-14                     0.25-4ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  exiv2                           0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.5
  libexiv2-14                     0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.5

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  exiv2                           0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.6
  libexiv2-14                     0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.6

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


Package Information:
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