USN-3700-1: Exiv2 vulnerabilities

03 July 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Exiv2.

Releases

Packages

  • exiv2 - EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata manipulation tool

Details

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-10958, CVE-2018-10998)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain PNG files.
An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-10999)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-11531)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-12264, CVE-2018-12265)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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