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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3852-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3852-1
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3852-1 - It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. CVE-2017-9239 only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-11591, CVE-2017-14864, CVE-2017-17669, CVE-2017-9239, CVE-2018-1758, CVE-2018-17581
SHA-256 | 8da66fb4f94a61269f5664bdf5f33f68bb252cc208c175d1b15c6f4930d78b35

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3852-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3852-1
January 10, 2019

exiv2 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Exiv2.

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.
CVE-2017-9239 only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2017-11591, CVE-2017-11683, CVE-2017-14859, CVE-2017-14862,
CVE-2017-14864, CVE-2017-17669, CVE-2017-9239, CVE-2018-16336,
CVE-2018-1758)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
exiv2 0.25-4ubuntu0.1
libexiv2-14 0.25-4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
exiv2 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.2
libexiv2-14 0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
exiv2 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.3
libexiv2-14 0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
exiv2 0.23-1ubuntu2.2
libexiv2-12 0.23-1ubuntu2.2

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3852-1
CVE-2017-11591, CVE-2017-11683, CVE-2017-14859, CVE-2017-14862,
CVE-2017-14864, CVE-2017-17669, CVE-2017-9239, CVE-2018-16336,
CVE-2018-17581

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-4ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-3.1ubuntu0.18.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.25-2.1ubuntu16.04.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.23-1ubuntu2.2
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