USN-4277-1: libexif vulnerabilities

11 February 2020

Several security issues were fixed in libexif.

Releases

Packages

  • libexif - library to parse EXIF files

Details

Liu Bingchang discovered that libexif incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information or
cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-6328)

Lili Xu and Bingchang Liu discovered that libexif incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information or cause
a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-7544)

It was discovered that libexif incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could
possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-9278)

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
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to effect the necessary
changes.