Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5043-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5043-2
January 11, 2022

exiv2 regression
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 21.10
- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

Introduced regression Exiv2.

Software Description:
- exiv2: EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata manipulation tool

Details:

USN-5043-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Exiv2. The update introduced a new regression
that could cause a crash in applications using libexiv2. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain image files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2021-37620)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 21.10:
exiv2 0.27.3-3ubuntu4.1
libexiv2-27 0.27.3-3ubuntu4.1

Ubuntu 21.04:
exiv2 0.27.3-3ubuntu1.6
libexiv2-27 0.27.3-3ubuntu1.6

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
exiv2 0.27.2-8ubuntu2.7
libexiv2-27 0.27.2-8ubuntu2.7

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5043-2
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5043-1
CVE-2021-37620, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1941752

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.27.3-3ubuntu4.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.27.3-3ubuntu1.6
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.27.2-8ubuntu2.7
 

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