#VU19220 Out-of-bounds read


Published: 2019-07-17 | Updated: 2020-06-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU19220

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-13504

CWE-ID: CWE-125

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Exiv2
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: GNU

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system.

The vulnerability exists due to an out-of-bounds read error in the "Exiv2::MrwImage::readMetadata" function in the "mrwimage.cpp" file. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted media file, trick the victim into opening it and cause the affected application to crash.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Exiv2: 0.23 - 0.27.2


CPE

External links
http://fuzzit.dev/2019/07/11/discovering-cve-2019-13504-cve-2019-13503-and-the-importance-of-api-fuzzing/
http://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/pull/943


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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