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USN-2454-1: Exiv2 vulnerability

7 January 2015

Exiv2 could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • exiv2 - EXIF/IPTC metadata manipulation tool


It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain tag values in
video files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially-crafted video file, a remote attacker could cause Exiv2 to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10

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