Exiv2 0.24 riffvideo.cpp infoTagsHandler memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Exiv2 0.24 (Image Processing Software). Affected by this issue is the function RiffVideo::infoTagsHandler of the file riffvideo.cpp. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

Buffer overflow in the RiffVideo::infoTagsHandler function in riffvideo.cpp in Exiv2 0.24 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long IKEY INFO tag value in an AVI file.

The weakness was presented 01/02/2015 (Website). The advisory is available at secunia.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2014-9449 since 01/02/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 80412 (Ubuntu 14.10 : exiv2 vulnerability (USN-2454-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (99691), Vulnerability Center (SBV-48087) and Tenable (80412).





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

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 80412
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 14.10 : exiv2 vulnerability (USN-2454-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for exiv2 FEDORA-2015-0301
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12/05/2014 🔍
12/24/2014 +19 days 🔍
01/02/2015 +9 days 🔍
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Advisory: USN-2454-1 [404 Not Found]
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-9449 (🔍)
X-Force: 99691
Vulnerability Center: 48087 - Exiv2 0.24 Remote DoS via a Crafted AVI File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 71912 - Exiv2 'riffvideo.cpp' Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 61801 - Exiv2 "RiffVideo::infoTagsHandler()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability, Moderately Critical


Created: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 04/10/2022 01:10 PM
Changes: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM (63), 06/18/2017 09:08 AM (10), 04/10/2022 01:03 PM (3), 04/10/2022 01:10 PM (1)
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