USN-91-1: EXIF library vulnerability
Posted on: 03/07/2005 12:51 PM

An updated EXIF library package is available for Ubuntu Linux 4.10

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-91-1 March 07, 2005
libexif vulnerabilities

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 0.6.9-1ubuntu0.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Sylvain Defresne discovered that the EXIF library did not properly validate the structure of the EXIF tags. By tricking a user to load an image with a malicious EXIF tag, an attacker could exploit this to crash the process using the library, or even execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 3179 e9fd1d2236959505cf178a020c188055
Size/MD5: 601 2da73dc518844cf3461f3d962dd8c54a
Size/MD5: 520956 0aa142335a8a00c32bb6c7dbfe95fc24

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 67246 05d61f165d5dcbe88cca2c3fe241e1f3
Size/MD5: 81306 de2d6751deca8eefd36d88436be4e9cc

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 64274 032c168632797a2a3ca36b2d994e8dcf
Size/MD5: 78850 7f55dde4ed21e72732b90407ba1138e9

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 68474 9005e4ceb739ab6d1866a5cd7637a0b3
Size/MD5: 80436 b4b646bd56dae9b6483450f597272cc9

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