CVE Details

Release Date:2021-08-09


Exiv2 is a command-line utility and C++ library for reading, writing, deleting, and modifying the metadata of image files. An out-of-bounds read was found in Exiv2 versions v0.27.4 and earlier. The out-of-bounds read is triggered when Exiv2 is used to write metadata into a crafted image file. An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerability to cause a denial of service by crashing Exiv2, 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 v0.27.5.

See more information about CVE-2021-37619 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v3.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 5.5 Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Access Vector: Local network Attack Complexity: Low
Privileges Required: None User Interaction: Required
Scope: Unchanged Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None Availability Impact: High

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 8 (compat-exiv2-026)ELSA-2021-43192021-11-16

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