Published on: 04/30/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 04/30/2021 08:34:00 PM UTC

CVE-2021-29464 - advisory for GHSA-jgm9-5fw5-pw9p

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Certain versions of Exiv2 from Exiv2 contain the following vulnerability:

Exiv2 is a command-line utility and C++ library for reading, writing, deleting, and modifying the metadata of image files. A heap buffer overflow was found in Exiv2 versions v0.27.3 and earlier. The heap overflow is triggered when Exiv2 is used to write metadata into a crafted image file. An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerability to gain code execution, if they can trick the victim into running Exiv2 on a crafted image file. Note that this bug is only triggered when writing the metadata, which is a less frequently used Exiv2 operation than reading the metadata. For example, to trigger the bug in the Exiv2 command-line application, you need to add an extra command-line argument such as `insert`. The bug is fixed in version v0.27.4.

  • CVE-2021-29464 has been assigned by URL Logo [email protected] to track the vulnerability
  • Affected Vendor/Software: URL Logo Exiv2 - exiv2 version < 0.27.4

CVE References

Description Tags Link
Heap buffer overflow in Exiv2::Jp2Image::encodeJp2Header · Advisory · Exiv2/exiv2 · GitHub
Better bounds checking in Jp2Image::encodeJp2Header() · Exiv2/[email protected] · GitHub

Known Affected Software

Vendor Product Version
Exiv2 exiv2 < 0.27.4

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