CVE-2021-37621

NameCVE-2021-37621
DescriptionExiv2 is a command-line utility and C++ library for reading, writing, deleting, and modifying the metadata of image files. An infinite loop was found in Exiv2 versions v0.27.4 and earlier. The infinite loop is triggered when Exiv2 is used to print the metadata of a crafted image file. An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerability to cause a denial of service, if they can trick the victim into running Exiv2 on a crafted image file. Note that this bug is only triggered when printing the image ICC profile, which is a less frequently used Exiv2 operation that requires an extra command line option (`-p C`). The bug is fixed in version v0.27.5.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
exiv2 (PTS)stretch0.25-3.1+deb9u2vulnerable
stretch (security)0.25-3.1+deb9u3vulnerable
buster0.25-4+deb10u1vulnerable
buster (security)0.25-4+deb10u2vulnerable
bullseye (security)0.27.3-3+deb11u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid, bullseye0.27.3-3vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
exiv2source(unstable)(unfixed)

Notes

https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/security/advisories/GHSA-m479-7frc-gqqg
https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/pull/1778

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