DescriptionThere is a heap-based buffer overflow in the Exiv2::us2Data function of types.cpp in Exiv2 0.26. A Crafted input will lead to a denial of service attack.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs888865

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
exiv2 (PTS)wheezy0.23-1fixed
wheezy (security)0.23-1+deb7u2fixed
buster, sid, stretch0.25-3.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
exiv2source(unstable)(not affected)


- exiv2 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced after 0.25)
Unreproducible on wheezy/jessie/stretch/sid(0.25-3.1).
Reproducible in experimental(0.26-1) with valgrind (and "free(): corrupted unsorted chunks" without valgrind).

Search for package or bug name: Reporting problems