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libexif, exif: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201401-10 / libexif
Release Date January 19, 2014
Latest Revision January 19, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/libexif < 0.6.21 >= 0.6.21 All supported architectures
media-gfx/exif < 0.6.21 >= 0.6.21 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #426366


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libexif and exif, some of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


libexif is a library for parsing, editing and saving Exif metadata from images. exif is a small command line interface for libexif.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libexif and exif. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image file using exif or an application linked against libexif, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All libexif users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libexif-0.6.21"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

All exif users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/exif-0.6.21"

4.  References


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