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Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian LTS: Security Advisory for libexif (DLA-2214-1)
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'libexif'; package(s) announced via the DLA-2214-1 advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libexif'
package(s) announced via the DLA-2214-1 advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Various vulnerabilities have been addressed in libexif, a library to
parse EXIF metadata files.


An integer overflow when parsing the MNOTE entry data of the input
file had been found. This could have caused Denial-of-Service (DoS)
and Information Disclosure (disclosing some critical heap chunk
metadata, even other applications' private data).


libexif had been vulnerable to out-of-bounds heap read vulnerability
in exif_data_save_data_entry function in libexif/exif-data.c caused
by improper length computation of the allocated data of an ExifMnote
entry which could have caused denial-of-service or possibly information


An error when processing the EXIF_IFD_INTEROPERABILITY and
EXIF_IFD_EXIF tags within libexif version could have been exploited
to exhaust available CPU resources.


In exif_data_save_data_entry of exif-data.c, there was a possible out
of bounds read due to a missing bounds check. This could have lead to
local information disclosure with no additional execution privileges
needed. User interaction was needed for exploitation.


libexif had a divide-by-zero error in exif_entry_get_value in

Affected Software/OS:
'libexif' package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your libexif packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-6328
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2020:0793 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-7544
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2020-0093
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