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Bug 293192

Summary: =media-libs/libexif-0.6.18: Heap buffer overflow
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis (RETIRED) <arfrever>
Component: VulnerabilitiesAssignee: Gentoo Security <security>
Severity: normal CC: graphics+disabled
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-11-14 17:38:16 UTC
A flaw in libexif was discovered that causes a heap buffer to overflow when certain invalid EXIF images are processed. The flaw occurs in the tag fixup routine which attempts to convert in place an array of 8-bit integers into 16-bit integers. This fixup is performed by default after reading an image and until version 0.6.18 there was no easy way to disable it, so it is likely that nearly all applications using libexif to read images are vulnerable.

Only libexif version 0.6.18 is affected by this flaw. Version 0.6.17 and previous and 0.6.19 and later are not affected.
Comment 1 Alex Legler (RETIRED) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2009-11-14 17:43:51 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 293190 ***