Bug 1635045 (CVE-2018-17581) - CVE-2018-17581 exiv2: Stack overflow in CiffDirectory::readDirectory() at crwimage_int.cpp leading to denial of service
Summary: CVE-2018-17581 exiv2: Stack overflow in CiffDirectory::readDirectory() at crw...
Alias: CVE-2018-17581
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: 1635046 1635047 1647791
Blocks: 1635048
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-10-01 21:37 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2021-02-16 22:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-08-06 19:19:51 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 12:14:46 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:1577 0 None None None 2020-04-28 15:27:24 UTC

Description Laura Pardo 2018-10-01 21:37:49 UTC
A flaw was found in Exiv2 0.26. The CiffDirectory::readDirectory() function at crwimage_int.cpp has an excessive stack consumption due to a recursive function, leading to Denial of service.


Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-10-01 21:38:18 UTC
Created exiv2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1635046]

Comment 6 Adam Mariš 2018-11-09 09:47:16 UTC

This issue affects the versions of exiv2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is now in Maintenance Support 2 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having a security impact of Low, and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2019-08-06 12:14:46 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 8 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-08-06 19:19:51 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2020-04-28 15:27:22 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2020:1577 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:1577

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