ExifTool prior 12.38 lib/Image/ExifTool.pm Privilege Escalation

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A vulnerability was found in ExifTool. It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality in the library lib/Image/ExifTool.pm. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

lib/Image/ExifTool.pm in ExifTool before 12.38 mishandles a $file =~ /\|$/ check.

The weakness was presented 01/25/2022 as 74dbab1d2766d6422bb05b033ac6634bf8d1f582. It is possible to read the advisory at github.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2022-23935 since 01/25/2022. The attack can only be done within the local network. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

Upgrading to version 12.38 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying the patch 74dbab1d2766d6422bb05b033ac6634bf8d1f582 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at github.com. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.



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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Temp Score: 5.3
VulDB Vector: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍



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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Partially

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined
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Threat Intelligenceinfoedit

Interest: 🔍
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Recommended: Upgrade
Status: 🔍

0-Day Time: 🔒

Upgrade: ExifTool 12.38
Patch: 74dbab1d2766d6422bb05b033ac6634bf8d1f582


01/25/2022 Advisory disclosed
01/25/2022 +0 days CVE reserved
01/25/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/28/2022 +3 days VulDB last update


Advisory: 74dbab1d2766d6422bb05b033ac6634bf8d1f582
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-23935 (🔒)


Created: 01/25/2022 01:49 PM
Updated: 01/28/2022 11:03 AM
Changes: (2) advisory_identifier source_cve_nvd_summary
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