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USN-4270-1: Exiv2 vulnerability

5 February 2020

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



  • exiv2 - EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata manipulation tool


It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain images.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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