Bug 1646555 (CVE-2018-18915) - CVE-2018-18915 exiv2: infinite loop in Exiv2::Image::printIFDStructure function in image.cpp
Summary: CVE-2018-18915 exiv2: infinite loop in Exiv2::Image::printIFDStructure functi...
Alias: CVE-2018-18915
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: 1646556 Engineering1646559 Engineering1648313
Blocks: Embargoed1646558
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Reported: 2018-11-05 16:29 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2021-02-16 22:49 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-08-06 19:20:02 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 12:14:47 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:1577 0 None None None 2020-04-28 15:27:23 UTC

Description Laura Pardo 2018-11-05 16:29:33 UTC
A flaw was found in Exiv2 0.27-RC1. An infinite loop in the Exiv2::Image::printIFDStructure function of image.cpp. A crafted input will lead to a remote denial of service attack. 


Upstream Patch:

Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-11-05 16:30:19 UTC
Created exiv2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1646556]

Comment 4 Adam Mariš 2018-11-09 12:03:39 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of exiv2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as they did not include the support for printing image ICC profile and recursive image structure where the vulnerability occured.

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 19:20:02 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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