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839183: CVE-2012-2814 libexif: "exif_entry_format_value()" buffer overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the exif_entry_format_value function in exif-entry.c in the EXIF Tag Parsing Library (aka libexif) 0.6.20 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted EXIF tags in an image.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2814 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
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 5 (libexif) RHSA-2012:1255 2012-09-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (libexif) RHSA-2012:1255 2012-09-11


Red Hat would like to thank Dan Fandrich for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team as the original reporter.
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