Bug 839183 - (CVE-2012-2814) CVE-2012-2814 libexif: "exif_entry_format_value()" buffer overflow
CVE-2012-2814 libexif: "exif_entry_format_value()" buffer overflow
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 839913 839914 839915 839916 839917
Blocks: 839036
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Reported: 2012-07-11 03:32 EDT by Stefan Cornelius
Modified: 2015-11-24 10:06 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: libexif 0.6.21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-05-08 14:29:21 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:1255 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: libexif security update 2012-09-11 18:12:47 EDT

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Description Stefan Cornelius 2012-07-11 03:32:08 EDT
A buffer overflow in the exif_entry_format_value function in libexif/exif-entry.c in libexif 0.6.20 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via an image with crafted EXIF tags.
Comment 3 Stefan Cornelius 2012-07-13 04:13:02 EDT
Created libexif tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 839917]
Comment 4 Stefan Cornelius 2012-08-10 04:52:38 EDT
Upstream advisory:
Comment 5 Murray McAllister 2012-08-22 02:47:11 EDT

Red Hat would like to thank Dan Fandrich for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team as the original reporter.
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2012-09-11 14:16:01 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2012:1255 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1255.html
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-02-07 21:13:54 EST
libexif-0.6.21-2.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-02-07 21:34:14 EST
libexif-0.6.21-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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