CVE-2021-29457

Name
CVE-2021-29457
Description
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.
NVD Severity
medium
Other trackers
Mailing lists
Exploits
Forges
GitHub (code, issues), Aports (code, issues)

References

Type URI
MISC https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/issues/1529
MISC https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/pull/1534
CONFIRM https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/security/advisories/GHSA-v74w-h496-cgqm
FEDORA https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/2XQT5F5IINTDYDAFGVGQZ7PMMLG7I5ZZ/
FEDORA https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/P2A5GMJEXQ5Q76JK6F6VKK5JYCLVFGKN/

Match rules

CPE URI Source package Min version Max version
cpe:2.3:a:exiv2:exiv2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* exiv2 >= None < 0.27.4

Vulnerable and fixed packages

Source package Branch Version Maintainer Status
exiv2 3.11-main 0.27.2-r3 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> possibly vulnerable
exiv2 3.10-main 0.26-r1 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> possibly vulnerable
exiv2 3.13-community 0.27.3-r2 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed