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USN-3668-1: Exempi vulnerabilities

4 June 2018

Exempi could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • exempi - library to parse XMP metadata


It was discovered that Exempi incorrectly handled certain media files. If a
user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
file, a remote attacker could cause Exempi to hang or crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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