USN-4941-1: Exiv2 vulnerabilities

10 May 2021

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 images.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code or cause
a crash. (CVE-2021-29457)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain images.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2021-29458, CVE-2021-29470)

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain images.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code or
cause a crash. (CVE-2021-3482)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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