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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6108-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6108-1
Posted May 25, 2023
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 6108-1 - 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. 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.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2021-34055, CVE-2022-41751
SHA-256 | 6d9e1510fa936b62743232673a9966f7ee44565daaa2d6bfd9d25652a7da94e5

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6108-1

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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

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