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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0296 -- [Solaris]
A Security Vulnerability in Solaris 10 libexif May Allow
Code Execution or a Denial of Service (DoS) Condition
20 March 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CVE-2007-6352
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Solution Type: Sun Alert
Solution 234701 : A Security Vulnerability in Solaris 10 libexif
May Allow Code Execution or a Denial of Service (DoS) Condition
Bug ID: 6652301
Solaris 10 Operating System
Date of Resolved Release: 18-Mar-2008
SA Document Body
A Security Vulnerability in Solaris 10 libexif (see below for details):
A security vulnerability in the libexif image processing library
shipped with Solaris 10 may allow a remote unprivileged user who
provides an image with a crafted EXIF tag to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of a local user who opens that image. Furthermore,
a remote user may be able to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) to an
application that reads a crafted EXIF image using the libexif library.
This issue may occur with applications linked against the libexif
library including (but not limited to), the Eye of Gnome (eog(1))
application, which is distributed as part of the Java Desktop System.
* CVE-2007-6352 at:
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
* Solaris 10 without patch 121095-02
* Solaris 10 without patch 121096-02
Note: Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 are not impacted by this issue.
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described
issue has been exploited.
To avoid the described issue, do not load images from untrusted
sources using applications which make use of the libexif library.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
* Solaris 10 with patch 121095-02 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 121096-02 or later
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