USN-1513-1: libexif vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1513-1

23rd July, 2012

libexif vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary

libexif could be made to crash, run programs as your login, or expose sensitive information if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • libexif - library to parse EXIF files

Details

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that libexif incorrectly parsed certain
malformed EXIF tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted image file, an attacker could cause libexif
to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive
information. (CVE-2012-2812, CVE-2012-2813)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that libexif incorrectly parsed certain
malformed EXIF tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted image file, an attacker could cause libexif
to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2012-2814)

Yunho Kim discovered that libexif incorrectly parsed certain malformed EXIF
tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted image file, an attacker could cause libexif to crash,
leading to a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2012-2836)

Yunho Kim discovered that libexif incorrectly parsed certain malformed EXIF
tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted image file, an attacker could cause libexif to crash,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2837)

Dan Fandrich discovered that libexif incorrectly parsed certain malformed
EXIF tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted image file, an attacker could cause libexif to crash,
leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2012-2840, CVE-2012-2841)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libexif12 0.6.20-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 11.10:
libexif12 0.6.20-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 11.04:
libexif12 0.6.20-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libexif12 0.6.19-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libexif12 0.6.16-2.1ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2012-2812, CVE-2012-2813, CVE-2012-2814, CVE-2012-2836, CVE-2012-2837, CVE-2012-2840, CVE-2012-2841