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Debian: New libexif packages fix integer overflow

A vulnerability has been discovered in libexif, a library to parse EXIF files, which allows denial of service and possible execution of arbitary code via malformed EXIF data. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1310-1                                       Steve Kemp
June 16, 2007
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Package        : libexif (0.6.13-5etch1)
Vulnerability  : integer overflow
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2006-4168
Debian Bug     : 424775

A vulnerability has been discovered in libexif, a library to parse EXIF
files, which allows denial of service and possible execution of arbitary
code via malformed EXIF data.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your libexif (0.6.13-5etch1) package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:      611 1ef82262d96e0b157f7ee74bfad7cf1f
    Size/MD5 checksum:   727418 e5ad93c170bfb4fed6dc3e1c7a7948cb
    Size/MD5 checksum:     9163 476ae8f1ef4103144ca0f3ea59e88ca4

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1067984 e5c33b25fd459761ea2d19d9142b5cdf
    Size/MD5 checksum:   148336 88bc8cc66ad78ddf4b096015148dba82

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   142954 ceeccbe1112250949070f1c06b78536c
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1044550 b55daeeb41735e7f3024d68186643805

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   997646 18411c1a63d5d4e537992140cbdf7721
    Size/MD5 checksum:   135988 1195dbf898c9550590a2a76b327a4eb4

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   147200 dece4fe67839197f3f4cbac78aec2a43
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1013194 6de2cec24dffdeffa1abf69175d48962

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   998686 19d1987a4222f5da26521ba96dbf20cf
    Size/MD5 checksum:   139954 73713093a5b8e423284e7bc5bd55a120

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   159424 f1a821774f55ffc4e1aa1238d05835e3
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1028554 c599bc392ff53a2f1b8da9d0270dd6b1

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   136666 42403f5fe88c1608fbd99e24b0fba51a
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1008580 24c2d6980675f456a8771b665ea43b75

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   136120 fea308e90afe74d83dbc00d800d08a3d
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1008154 6c88505ee31716eb604d1d1ccdbf33f0

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1005486 997bbd5a30ba6012c8394df7bd95d095
    Size/MD5 checksum:   138166 41e221f883a8eac1f080068e71633f1e

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1007740 9aa83ad28b7b41d0c4121f0084a0650e
    Size/MD5 checksum:   143518 4f99aa499f2d4d620a4f21709d2035f7

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1002722 c869b8a61874428e206f01b5e67fbb1b
    Size/MD5 checksum:   138310 13569b4111b772a4a2be29727dd21d2d

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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