Exiv2 is a command-line utility and C++ library for reading, writing, deleting, and modifying the metadata of image files. An infinite loop was found in Exiv2 versions v0.27.4 and earlier. The infinite loop is triggered when Exiv2 is used to modify the metadata of a crafted image file. An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerability to cause a denial of service, if they can trick the victim into running Exiv2 on a crafted image file. Note that this bug is only triggered when deleting the IPTC data, which is a less frequently used Exiv2 operation that requires an extra command line option (`-d I rm`). The bug is fixed in version v0.27.5.
Published 2021-08-09 18:15:08
Updated 2023-12-22 10:15:11
Source GitHub, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-37623

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.07%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 29 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-37623

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
8.6
2.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2021-37623

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