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LIN1021-6793 : Security Advisory - exiv2 - CVE-2023-44398

Created: Nov 5, 2023    Updated: Nov 29, 2023
Resolved Date: Nov 24, 2023
Found In Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux LTS 21
Component/s: Userspace


Exiv2 is a C++ library and a command-line utility to read, write, delete and modify Exif, IPTC, XMP and ICC image metadata. An out-of-bounds write was found in Exiv2 version v0.28.0. The vulnerable function, `BmffImage::brotliUncompress`, is new in v0.28.0, so earlier versions of Exiv2 are _not_ affected. The out-of-bounds write is triggered when Exiv2 is used to read the metadata of a crafted image file. An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerability to gain code execution, if they can trick the victim into running Exiv2 on a crafted image file. This bug is fixed in version v0.28.1. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability.
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