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vulnerability announce CVE-2018-17581

Exiv2: denial of service via CiffDirectory-readDirectory

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a fatal error via CiffDirectory::readDirectory() of Exiv2, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable products: Debian, Ubuntu.
Severity of this weakness: 1/4.
Consequences of a hack: denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Hacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 11/01/2019.
Références of this bulletin: CVE-2018-17581, DLA-1691-1, USN-3852-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-28242.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a fatal error via CiffDirectory::readDirectory() of Exiv2, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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