Ubuntu 4270-1: Exiv2 vulnerability

    Date 05 Feb 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Exiv2 could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted image.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4270-1
    February 05, 2020
    
    exiv2 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Exiv2 could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted image.
    
    Software Description:
    - exiv2: EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata manipulation tool
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain images.
    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                           0.25-4ubuntu2.2
      libexiv2-14                     0.25-4ubuntu2.2
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      exiv2                           0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.5
      libexiv2-14                     0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.5
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      exiv2                           0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.6
      libexiv2-14                     0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.6
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4270-1
      CVE-2019-20421
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-4ubuntu2.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.6
    

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