Updated libexif packages that fix an integer overflow flaw are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.
The libexif package contains the EXIF library. Applications use this
library to parse EXIF image files.
An integer overflow flaw was found in the way libexif parses EXIF image
tags. If a victim opens a carefully crafted EXIF image file it could cause
the application linked against libexif to execute arbitrary code or crash.
Users of libexif should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.