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Published: 15 July 2019

jhead 3.03 is affected by: Incorrect Access Control. The impact is: Denial of service. The component is: iptc.c Line 122 show_IPTC(). The attack vector is: the victim must open a specially crafted JPEG file.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

It was discovered that jhead did not properly handle certain crafted input. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious JPEG file, a remote attacker could cause jhead to crash.



Cvss 3 Severity Score


Score breakdown


Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hirsute Not vulnerable
trusty Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Released (1:3.00-8~ubuntu0.1)
cosmic Ignored
(end of life)
disco Ignored
(end of life)
eoan Not vulnerable
focal Not vulnerable
groovy Not vulnerable
impish Not vulnerable
jammy Not vulnerable
kinetic Not vulnerable
lunar Not vulnerable
upstream Not vulnerable
Released (1:3.00-4+deb9u1ubuntu0.1~esm1)
Available with Ubuntu Pro

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 5.5
Attack vector Local
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity impact None
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H