USN-1513-1: libexif vulnerabilities

23 July 2012

libexif vulnerabilities

Packages

  • libexif - library to parse EXIF files

Details

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that libexif incorrectly parsed certain
malformed EXIF tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted image file, an attacker could cause libexif
to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive
information. (CVE-2012-2812, CVE-2012-2813)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that libexif incorrectly parsed certain
malformed EXIF tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted image file, an attacker could cause libexif
to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2012-2814)

Yunho Kim discovered that libexif incorrectly parsed certain malformed EXIF
tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted image file, an attacker could cause libexif to crash,
leading to a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2012-2836)

Yunho Kim discovered that libexif incorrectly parsed certain malformed EXIF
tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted image file, an attacker could cause libexif to crash,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2837)

Dan Fandrich discovered that libexif incorrectly parsed certain malformed
EXIF tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted image file, an attacker could cause libexif to crash,
leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2012-2840, CVE-2012-2841)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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