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[GLSA-200503-17] libexif: Buffer overflow vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
libexif: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-17
(libexif: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
libexif contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in the EXIF tag
validation code. When opening an image with a specially crafted EXIF
tag, the lack of validation can cause applications linked to libexif to
A specially crafted EXIF file could crash applications making use
of libexif, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with
the rights of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libexif users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libexif-0.5.12-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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