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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-2836

The exif_data_load_data function in exif-data.c in the EXIF Tag Parsing Library (aka libexif) before 0.6.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) or possibly obtain sensitive information from process memory via crafted EXIF tags in an image.
Publish Date : 2012-07-13 Last Update Date : 2016-11-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflowObtain Information
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P 2012-07-09 2012-07-12
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1255 -- libexif security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27739 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012:1255: libexif security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23353 unix
DSA-2559-1 libexif - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18076 unix
ELSA-2012:1255: libexif security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23962 unix
RHSA-2012:1255: libexif security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20665 unix
RHSA-2012:1255: libexif security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121255 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-2836

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Curtis Galloway Libexif 0.6.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Curtis Galloway Libexif 0.6.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Curtis Galloway Libexif 0.6.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Curtis Galloway Libexif 0.6.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Curtis Galloway Libexif 0.6.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Curtis Galloway Libexif 0.6.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Curtis Galloway Libexif 6

- References For CVE-2012-2836
BID 54437 libexif Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities Release Date:2014-01-20
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:0903
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1255
MLIST [libexif-devel] 20120712 libexif project security advisory July 12, 2012
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:0902

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-2836

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