A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
The following packages are affected:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 4:4.3.8-3ubuntu7.8. After performing a standard system upgrade you need to reload the PHP module in the webserver by executing
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
to effect the necessary changes.
An integer overflow was discovered in the exif_process_IFD_TAG() function in PHP4's EXIF module. EXIF tags with a specially crafted "Image File Directory" (IFD) tag caused a buffer overflow which could have been exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the PHP4 server. (CAN-2005-1042)
The same module also contained a Denial of Service vulnerability. EXIF headers with a large IFD nesting level caused an unbound recursion which would eventually overflow the stack and cause the executed program to crash. (CAN-2005-1043)
In web applications that automatically process EXIF tags of uploaded images, both vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely.