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Vulnerability of libexif: integer overflow via MNOTE

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate an integer overflow via MNOTE of libexif, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Vulnerable systems: Fedora, openSUSE Leap, Ubuntu.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Creation date: 28/12/2017.
Références of this weakness: CVE-2016-6328, FEDORA-2017-b24ef59f94, FEDORA-2017-c28bfe0986, openSUSE-SU-2018:0211-1, USN-4277-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-24890.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate an integer overflow via MNOTE of libexif, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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This security threat impacts software or systems such as Fedora, openSUSE Leap, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer weakness note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer threat alert.

Solutions for this threat 

Fedora: new libexif packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 26: libexif 0.6.21-14.fc26
  Fedora 27: libexif 0.6.21-14.fc27

openSUSE Leap: new libexif12 packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: libexif12 0.6.21-15.1
  openSUSE Leap 42.2: libexif12 0.6.21-12.3.1

Ubuntu: new libexif12 packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 19.10: libexif12 0.6.21-5.1ubuntu0.1
  Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: libexif12 0.6.21-4ubuntu0.1
  Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: libexif12 0.6.21-2ubuntu0.1
  Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: libexif12 0.6.21-1ubuntu1+esm1
  Ubuntu 12.04 ESM: libexif12 0.6.20-2ubuntu0.2
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