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Debian: New libexif packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 15 Apr 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 709-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
April 15th, 2005              
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Package        : libexif
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0664
Debian Bug     : 298464

Sylvain Defresne discovered a buffer overflow in libexif, a library
that parses EXIF files (such as JPEG files with extra tags).  This bug
could be exploited to crash the application and maybe to execute
arbitrary code as well.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.5.0-1woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.6.9-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your libexif package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:     2414 64f21ec303cd05c2d0bf15521e7707a0
      Size/MD5 checksum:   178556 76dd5547de0f0e707d5049fe751c4679

  Alpha architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    27170 f8b1016e5dc5acad95e315d6efb8c639

  ARM architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    22208 6097611fbdc6de79c47569f3e3b6722f

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25932 42107613e27b51fab7d912d8fefdc064
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22334 c02b68cc168a284783c027d7d24d699b

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35582 390a36964cfcd55de7038226565012c7
      Size/MD5 checksum:    31536 0f2278ae6a257b58071b2e2ffa6eb3f9

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    30670 861713e3c4e355071c42087c9621dad1
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25502 f8d1d59f8d9c61e0b1392d102dcc2b13

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25280 34e605f3bbaa451da389328383948887
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22670 610afa47c67a3bbbe3e214f2be62eba2

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    29450 96459f3d71b380ebc8f77e21355cf817
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22534 52575f793b537c62e759c7f3abef57be

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    29252 8b2f66fbacd87d306cb004c927469fce
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22274 3e29e52d3ab8df5b32527be2d4322d7a

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    30602 17fcace29b3eceb732c244b4dba36e5c
      Size/MD5 checksum:    24140 ebc50f77e7085340b37dacd6dd9f62d7

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    26324 0d9e42b9723d95844b63a24f2fdfe369
      Size/MD5 checksum:    23288 876b66520ca55e4791fdf4fc3f58aed2

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    28568 dd158a4009865418c60a6124292264c0
      Size/MD5 checksum:    26168 06671f5d93b1ffa49b90bce5f36a33c5

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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