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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200706-01 ] libexif: Integer overflow vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libexif: Integer overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200706-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 05, 2007
Bug(s): #178081
ID: 200706-01

Synopsis

libexif fails to handle Exif (EXchangeable Image File) data inputs, making it vulnerable to an integer overflow.

Background

libexif is a library for parsing, editing and saving Exif data.

Affected Packages

Package: media-libs/libexif
Vulnerable: < 0.6.15
Unaffected: >= 0.6.15
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Victor Stinner reported an integer overflow in the exif_data_load_data_entry() function from file exif-data.c while handling Exif data.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to process a file with specially crafted Exif extensions with an application making use of libexif, which will trigger the integer overflow and potentially execute arbitrary code or crash the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libexif users should upgrade to the latest version. Please note that users upgrading from "<=media-libs/libexif-0.6.13" should also run revdep-rebuild after their upgrade.
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libexif-0.6.15"
# revdep-rebuild --library=/usr/lib/libexif.so


References

CVE-2007-2645
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