Bug 1558715 (CVE-2017-18238)

Summary: CVE-2017-18238 exempi: Infinite loop in TradQT_Manager::ParseCachedBoxes function in XMPFiles/source/FormatSupport/QuickTime_Support.cpp
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Pedro Sampaio <psampaio>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: dakingun, jchaloup, nforro
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: exempi 2.4.4 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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An infinite loop has been discovered in Exempi in the way it handles Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) data in QuickTime files. An attacker could cause a denial of service via a crafted file.
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Last Closed: 2019-08-06 19:18:31 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1558717, 1572268, 1572270    
Bug Blocks: 1555158    

Description Pedro Sampaio 2018-03-20 21:09:36 UTC
An issue was discovered in Exempi before 2.4.4. The TradQT_Manager::ParseCachedBoxes function in XMPFiles/source/FormatSupport/QuickTime_Support.cpp allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via crafted XMP data in a .qt file.

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Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2018-03-20 21:10:08 UTC
Created exempi tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1558717]

Comment 4 Riccardo Schirone 2018-04-26 15:02:40 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of Exempi as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as they did not include the vulnerable code.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2019-08-06 12:07:19 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2019:2048 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2048

Comment 7 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-08-06 19:18:31 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):