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CESA-2007:1165: libexif security update

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CESA-2007:1165: libexif security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/19/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The libexif packages contain the Exif library. Exif is an image file formatspecification that enables metadata tags to be added to existing JPEG, TIFFand RIFF files. The Exif library makes it possible to parse an Exif fileand read this metadata.An infinite recursion flaw was found in the way libexif parses Exif imagetags. If a victim opens a carefully crafted Exif image file, it could causethe application linked against libexif to crash. (CVE-2007-6351)An integer overflow flaw was found in the way libexif parses Exif imagetags. If a victim opens a carefully crafted Exif image file, it could causethe application linked against libexif to execute arbitrary code, or crash.(CVE-2007-6352)Users of libexif are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-libexif
  • centos-upgrade-libexif-devel

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