A vulnerability has been reported in libexif, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise an application using the library.
The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error within the "exif_data_load_data_entry()" function when handling EXIF component information and can be exploited to cause a heap based buffer overflow.
Successful exploitation may allow an attacker to crash an application using the library or to execute arbitrary code.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 0.6.16.
Solution: Update to version 0.6.16.
Provided and/or discovered by: Sean Larsson, iDefense Labs
Original Advisory: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=515385
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Subject: libexif EXIF Information Integer Overflow Vulnerability
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