Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3186-1 exiv2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
10 Nov 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 876893.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-11683, CVE-2020-19716.
More information:

Three vulnerabilities have been fixed that could, under rare circumstances, lead to remotely exploitable DoS vulnerabilities in software using exiv2 for meta-data extraction.

  • CVE-2017-11683

    Crash due to a reachable assertion on crafted input

  • CVE-2020-19716

    Buffer overflow when handling crafted meta-data of CRW images

For Debian 10 buster, these problems have been fixed in version 0.25-4+deb10u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your exiv2 packages.

For the detailed security status of exiv2 please refer to its security tracker page at:

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