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USN-4624-1: libexif vulnerability

10 November 2020

libexif could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted input.



  • libexif - library to parse EXIF files


It was discovered that libexif incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause unexpected behaviours,
or execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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