Published: 09 August 2021
Exiv2 is a command-line utility and C++ library for reading, writing, deleting, and modifying the metadata of image files. An out-of-bounds read was found in Exiv2 versions v0.27.4 and earlier. The out-of-bounds read is triggered when Exiv2 is used to read the metadata of a crafted image file. An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerability to cause a denial of service, if they can trick the victim into running Exiv2 on a crafted image file. The bug is fixed in version v0.27.5.
CVSS 3 base score: 5.5
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
|Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri)||
|Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)||
|Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)||
|Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)||
|Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)||
|Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)||
Does not exist
Upstream: https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/pull/1769/commits/004f2a2447c3d5d1d178fb5d9e961a1b4c26dc98 (regression test)
Upstream: https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/pull/1769/commits/2e7bb581a234bfb0d0c9e16a1dbf037a8c30681e (fix)
Upstream: https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/pull/1769/commits/76e313745e813f80e8910aceb2210af3ad8cf897 (fix)
a regression was reported in (LP: #1941752) and fixed in USN-5043-2. It only affected focal, hirsute, impish and jammy.