DescriptionJHEAD is a simple command line tool for displaying and some manipulation of EXIF header data embedded in Jpeg images from digital cameras. In affected versions there is a heap-buffer-overflow on jhead-3.04/jpgfile.c:285 ReadJpegSections. Crafted jpeg images can be provided to the user resulting in a program crash or potentially incorrect exif information retrieval. Users are advised to upgrade. There is no known workaround for this issue.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs972617

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
jhead (PTS)buster1:3.00-8vulnerable
buster (security)1:3.00-8+deb10u1vulnerable
bullseye (security), bullseye1:3.04-6+deb11u1fixed
sid, trixie1:3.08-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

Crash in CLI tool, no security impact

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