[USN-5043-2] Exiv2 regression

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5043-2 January 11, 2022
exiv2 regression ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 21.10 – Ubuntu 21.04 – Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Summary:
Introduced regression Exiv2.
Software Description: – exiv2: EXIF/IPTC/XMP metadata manipulation tool
Details:
USN-5043-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Exiv2. The update introduced a new regression that could cause a crash in applications using libexiv2. This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Exiv2 incorrectly handled certain image files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2021-37620)
Update instructions:
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 21.10: exiv2 0.27.3-3ubuntu4.1 libexiv2-27 0.27.3-3ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 21.04: exiv2 0.27.3-3ubuntu1.6 libexiv2-27 0.27.3-3ubuntu1.6
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: exiv2 0.27.2-8ubuntu2.7 libexiv2-27 0.27.2-8ubuntu2.7
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
References: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5043-2 ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5043-1 CVE-2021-37620, launchpad.net/bugs/1941752
Package Information: launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.27.3-3ubuntu4.1 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.27.3-3ubuntu1.6 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exiv2/0.27.2-8ubuntu2.7