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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for libexif RHSA-2012:1255-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'libexif'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libexif'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The libexif packages provide an Exchangeable image file format (Exif)
library. Exif allows metadata to be added to and read from certain types
of image files.

Multiple flaws were found in the way libexif processed Exif tags. An
attacker could create a specially-crafted image file that, when opened in
an application linked against libexif, could cause the application to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application. (CVE-2012-2812, CVE-2012-2813, CVE-2012-2814,
CVE-2012-2836, CVE-2012-2837, CVE-2012-2840, CVE-2012-2841)

Red Hat would like to thank Dan Fandrich for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team as the
original reporter of CVE-2012-2812, CVE-2012-2813, and CVE-2012-2814, and
Yunho Kim as the original reporter of CVE-2012-2836 and CVE-2012-2837.

Users of libexif are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues. All running
applications linked against libexif must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
libexif on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2812
BugTraq ID: 54437
Debian Security Information: DSA-2559 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1255
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:0902 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:0903 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2813
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2814
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2836
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2837
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2840
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2841
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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