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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4159-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4159-1
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4159-1 - It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-17402
SHA-256 | d58fa7442982f864e3c110e92b8302aef180b78860e19a04d1b1e38dea5b5cc9

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4159-1

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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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