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Bug 647810 (CVE-2017-17724)

Summary: <media-gfx/exiv2-0.26_p20180811-r2: heap-buffer-overflow in Exiv2::IptcData::printStructure in src/iptc.cpp (CVE-2017-17724)
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot <glsamaker>
Component: VulnerabilitiesAssignee: Gentoo Security <security>
Severity: minor CC: graphics+disabled
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa++ cve]
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on: 658236    
Bug Blocks:    

Description GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2018-02-16 01:00:25 UTC
CVE-2017-17724 (
  In Exiv2 0.26, there is a heap-based buffer over-read in the
  Exiv2::IptcData::printStructure function in iptc.cpp. Remote attackers can
  exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service via a crafted TIFF
Comment 1 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2018-02-16 23:06:22 UTC
Plus 'secondary' issue:
Comment 2 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2018-09-16 00:34:13 UTC
See also:

This change is rather substantial, so that it won't make much sense anymore to backport to 0.26 branch.
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-09-21 13:59:30 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 58faaacd193af38a758055cb35d9a6082486bea6
Author:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
AuthorDate: 2018-09-21 13:47:24 +0000
Commit:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
CommitDate: 2018-09-21 13:57:05 +0000

    media-gfx/exiv2: Tarball respun for CVE-2017-17724
    Custom packed tarball based on upstream 0.26 branch as of 2018-08-11,
    with additional fixes from git master.
    Ignore massive test suite changes, since we do not use it at all in 0.26.
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.49, Repoman-2.3.10

 media-gfx/exiv2/Manifest                       |   1 +
 media-gfx/exiv2/exiv2-0.26_p20180811-r2.ebuild | 123 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 124 insertions(+)
Comment 4 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2018-11-11 22:27:27 UTC
Cleanup/KDE done here.
Comment 5 Yury German Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2018-11-13 06:46:10 UTC
Arches and Maintainer(s), Thank you for your work.

New GLSA Request filed.
Comment 6 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2018-11-24 21:45:34 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201811-14 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).
Comment 7 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2018-11-24 21:46:33 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201811-14 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).