Ubuntu 4159-1: Exiv2 vulnerability

    Date21 Oct 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ubuntu Large
    Exiv2 could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4159-1
    October 21, 2019
    
    exiv2 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Exiv2 could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted
    file.
    
    Software Description:
    - exiv2: EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata manipulation tool
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.10:
      exiv2                           0.25-4ubuntu2.1
      libexiv2-14                     0.25-4ubuntu2.1
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      exiv2                           0.25-4ubuntu1.2
      libexiv2-14                     0.25-4ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      exiv2                           0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.4
      libexiv2-14                     0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.4
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      exiv2                           0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.5
      libexiv2-14                     0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.5
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4159-1
      CVE-2019-17402
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-4ubuntu2.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-4ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.5
    
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