USN-4358-1: libexif vulnerabilities

13 May 2020

libexif vulnerabilities

Packages

  • libexif - library to parse EXIF files

Details

It was discovered that libexif incorrectly handled certain tags.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-20030)

It was discovered that libexif incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash.
(CVE-2020-12767)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
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.