Ubuntu 6108-1: Jhead vulnerabilities | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6108-1
May 25, 2023

Jhead vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 22.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Jhead could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- jhead: Manipulate the non-image part of Exif compliant JPEG files

Details:

It was discovered that Jhead did not properly handle certain crafted images
while rotating them. An attacker could possibly use this issue to crash Jhead,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-34055)

Kyle Brown discovered that Jhead did not properly handle certain crafted
images while regenerating the Exif thumbnail. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2022-41751)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 22.10:
   jhead                           1:3.06.0.1-2ubuntu0.22.10.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   jhead                           1:3.06.0.1-2ubuntu0.22.04.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   jhead                           1:3.04-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
   jhead                           1:3.00-8~ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   jhead                           1:3.00-4+deb9u1ubuntu0.1~esm2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   jhead                           1:2.97-1+deb8u2ubuntu0.1~esm2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6108-1
   CVE-2021-34055, CVE-2022-41751

Package Information:
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/1:3.06.0.1-2ubuntu0.22.10.1
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/1:3.06.0.1-2ubuntu0.22.04.1
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/1:3.04-1ubuntu0.2
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/1:3.00-8~ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 6108-1: Jhead vulnerabilities

May 25, 2023
Jhead could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 22.10 - Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) Summary: Jhead could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file. Software Description: - jhead: Manipulate the non-image part of Exif compliant JPEG files Details: It was discovered that Jhead did not properly handle certain crafted images while rotating them. An attacker could possibly use this issue to crash Jhead, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-34055) Kyle Brown discovered that Jhead did not properly handle certain crafted images while regenerating the Exif thumbnail. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2022-41751)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 22.10: jhead 1:3.06.0.1-2ubuntu0.22.10.1 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS: jhead 1:3.06.0.1-2ubuntu0.22.04.1 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: jhead 1:3.04-1ubuntu0.2 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: jhead 1:3.00-8~ubuntu0.2 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro): jhead 1:3.00-4+deb9u1ubuntu0.1~esm2 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro): jhead 1:2.97-1+deb8u2ubuntu0.1~esm2 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6108-1

CVE-2021-34055, CVE-2022-41751

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6108-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/1:3.06.0.1-2ubuntu0.22.10.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/1:3.06.0.1-2ubuntu0.22.04.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/1:3.04-1ubuntu0.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/1:3.00-8~ubuntu0.2

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