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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libexif Vendors:   libexif.sourceforge.net
libexif Infinite Recursion Bug Permits Denial of Service Attacks and Integer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019124
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019124
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-6351, CVE-2007-6352   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 19 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libexif. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Exif image file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger an integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

A remote user can also create a specially crafted Exif image file that, when processed by the target application, will cause the target application to crash.

exiv2 is also affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system or cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  libexif.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 19 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) libexif Infinite Recursion Bug Permits Denial of Service Attacks and Integer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
The vendor has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Dec 19 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) libexif Infinite Recursion Bug Permits Denial of Service Attacks and Integer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Mar 20 2008 (Sun Issues Fix) libexif Infinite Recursion Bug Permits Denial of Service Attacks and Integer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 10.



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