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839184: CVE-2012-2836 libexif: "exif_data_load_data()" heap-based out-of-bounds array read

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The exif_data_load_data function in exif-data.c in the EXIF Tag Parsing Library (aka libexif) before 0.6.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) or possibly obtain sensitive information from process memory via crafted EXIF tags in an image.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2836 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
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 Yunho Kim as the original reporter.
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