Bug 839203 (CVE-2012-2812) - CVE-2012-2812 libexif: "exif_entry_get_value()" heap-based out-of-bounds array read
Summary: CVE-2012-2812 libexif: "exif_entry_get_value()" heap-based out-of-bounds arra...
Alias: CVE-2012-2812
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 839913 839914 839915 839916 839917
Blocks: 839036
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-07-11 08:21 UTC by Stefan Cornelius
Modified: 2021-02-23 14:21 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: exif 0.6.21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-05-08 17:55:35 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:1255 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: libexif security update 2012-09-11 22:12:47 UTC

Description Stefan Cornelius 2012-07-11 08:21:16 UTC
A heap-based out-of-bounds array read in the exif_entry_get_value function in libexif/exif-entry.c in libexif 0.6.20 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly obtain potentially sensitive information from process memory via an image with crafted EXIF tags.

Comment 3 Stefan Cornelius 2012-07-13 08:23:06 UTC
Created libexif tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 839917]

Comment 5 Murray McAllister 2012-08-22 06:52:53 UTC

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 18:17:03 UTC
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 2013-02-08 02:14:36 UTC
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 2013-02-08 02:34:52 UTC
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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