Bug 1579481 (CVE-2018-10998) - CVE-2018-10998 exiv2: SIGABRT by triggering an incorrect Safe::add call
Summary: CVE-2018-10998 exiv2: SIGABRT by triggering an incorrect Safe::add call
Alias: CVE-2018-10998
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1579485 1579486 1579983
Blocks: 1579499
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-05-17 18:26 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2019-12-02 02:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-08-06 19:18:50 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2019:2101 0 None None None 2019-08-06 12:14:37 UTC

Description Laura Pardo 2018-05-17 18:26:12 UTC
An issue was discovered in Exiv2 0.26. The readMetadata function in jp2image.cpp allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (SIGABRT) by triggering an incorrect Safe::add call.


Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-05-17 18:29:22 UTC
Created exiv2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1579486]

Comment 6 Pedro Yóssis Silva Barbosa 2018-05-18 21:19:48 UTC
In RHEL 7, the PoC triggered a SIGABRT. Thus, this bug may have some deny of service effect (although not confirmed by upstream so far).

Comment 7 Pedro Yóssis Silva Barbosa 2018-05-21 10:04:05 UTC
The SIGABRT happens just because the exiv2 app is not catching an intended throwed exception.

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2019-08-06 12:14:36 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2019:2101 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2101

Comment 9 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-08-06 19:18:50 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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