CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-07-12
Bugzilla: 839189: CVE-2012-2841 libexif: "exif_entry_get_value()" integer underflow


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer underflow in the exif_entry_get_value function in exif-entry.c in the EXIF Tag Parsing Library (aka libexif) 0.6.20 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a crafted buffer-size parameter during the formatting of an EXIF tag, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2841 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (libexif) RHSA-2012:1255 September 11, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libexif) RHSA-2012:1255 September 11, 2012

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Dan Fandrich for reporting this issue.

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