GLSA 200706-09 libexif: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 06/26/2007 10:55 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - libexif: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200706-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: libexif: Buffer overflow
Date: June 26, 2007
Bugs: #181922
ID: 200706-09

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Synopsis
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libexif does not properly handle image EXIF information, possibly
allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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libexif is a library for parsing, editing and saving EXIF metadata from
images.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/libexif lt; 0.6.16 gt;= 0.6.16

Description
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iDefense Labs have discovered that the exif_data_load_data_entry()
function in libexif/exif-data.c improperly handles integer data while
working with an image with many EXIF components, allowing an integer
overflow possibly leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user of an application making use of a
vulnerable version of libexif to load a specially crafted image file,
possibly resulting in a crash of the application or the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All libexif users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/libexif-0.6.16"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-4168
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4168

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200706-09.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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