Exiv2 0.26 image.cpp printStructure out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Exiv2 0.26 (Image Processing Software). Affected by this issue is the function Exiv2::IptcData::printStructure of the file image.cpp. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-125. The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

In Exiv2 0.26, there is an out-of-bounds read in Exiv2::IptcData::printStructure in image.cpp, a different vulnerability than CVE-2017-17724. It could result in denial of service or information disclosure.

The bug was discovered 03/29/2018. The weakness was disclosed 03/30/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at github.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-9146 since 03/30/2018. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 119134 (GLSA-201811-14 : Exiv2: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 277432 (Fedora Security Update for exiv2 (FEDORA-2018-8b67a5c7e2)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 9 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (119134). The entries 102835, 113170, 114989 and 114990 are pretty similar.






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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 119134
Nessus Name: GLSA-201811-14 : Exiv2: Multiple vulnerabilities
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03/29/2018 🔍
03/30/2018 +1 days 🔍
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03/31/2018 +1 days 🔍
11/24/2018 +238 days 🔍
11/26/2018 +2 days 🔍
02/24/2023 +1551 days 🔍


Advisory: 254
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-9146 (🔍)
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Created: 03/31/2018 05:22 PM
Updated: 02/24/2023 06:10 PM
Changes: 03/31/2018 05:22 PM (40), 01/18/2020 04:04 PM (20), 02/06/2021 04:00 PM (8), 02/24/2023 06:10 PM (2)
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