Bug 1992213 (CVE-2021-37615) - CVE-2021-37615 exiv2: NULL pointer dereference in Exiv2::Internal::resolveLens0x319
Summary: CVE-2021-37615 exiv2: NULL pointer dereference in Exiv2::Internal::resolveLen...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2021-37615
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nobody
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Depends On: 1992214 1992215 1996176 1996177 1996178
Blocks: 1992216
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Reported: 2021-08-10 18:07 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2023-07-07 08:35 UTC (History)
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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-08-10 18:07:11 UTC
Exiv2 is a command-line utility and C++ library for reading, writing, deleting, and modifying the metadata of image files. A null pointer dereference was found in Exiv2 versions v0.27.4 and earlier. The null pointer dereference is triggered when Exiv2 is used to print 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. Note that this bug is only triggered when printing the interpreted (translated) data, which is a less frequently used Exiv2 operation that requires an extra command line option (`-p t` or `-P t`). The bug is fixed in version v0.27.5.


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Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-08-10 18:07:30 UTC
Created exiv2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1992214]

Created mingw-exiv2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1992215]

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