Bug 1992202 (CVE-2021-34334) - CVE-2021-34334 exiv2: DoS due to integer overflow in loop counter
Summary: CVE-2021-34334 exiv2: DoS due to integer overflow in loop counter
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2021-34334
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1992203 1992204 1996166 1996167 1996168
Blocks: 1992216
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Reported: 2021-08-10 18:01 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-08-20 18:15 UTC (History)
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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-08-10 18:01:27 UTC
Exiv2 is a command-line utility and C++ library for reading, writing, deleting, and modifying the metadata of image files. An infinite loop is triggered when Exiv2 is used to read the metadata of a crafted image file. An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerability to cause a denial of service, if they can trick the victim into running Exiv2 on a crafted image file. The bug is fixed in version v0.27.5.

Reference:
https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/security/advisories/GHSA-hqjh-hpv8-8r9p

Upstream patch:
https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/pull/1766

Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-08-10 18:01:47 UTC
Created exiv2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1992204]


Created mingw-exiv2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1992203]

Comment 2 Garrett Tucker 2021-08-20 12:55:56 UTC
The attack vector for this CVE is local, not network based. Exiv2 would require manual execution with specific flags, and requires user interaction on a crafted file to be able to exploit this flaw and is not bound to the network. This CVE is a very similar CVE to CVE-2021-37616 which is correctly labeled as AV:L not AV:N.


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