CVE-2021-29464 log

Source
Severity Low
Remote No
Type Arbitrary code execution
Description
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.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-1772 exiv2 0.27.3-1 Medium Vulnerable
References
https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/security/advisories/GHSA-jgm9-5fw5-pw9p
https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/pull/1576
https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/commit/0357f341e43f6e14123f227946574231ba379637