Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2100-1 libexif -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
10 Feb 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 945948.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-9278.
More information:

an out-of-bounds write vulnerability due to an integer overflow was reported in libexif, a library to parse exif files. This flaw might be leveraged by remote attackers to cause denial of service, or potentially execute arbitrary code via crafted image files.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.21-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libexif packages.

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