[Pkg-kde-extras] exiv2 stable update for CVE-2008-2696

Nico Golde nion at debian.org
Thu Aug 7 23:12:05 UTC 2008

the following CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures) id was
published for exiv2 some time ago.

| Exiv2 0.16 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of
| service (divide-by-zero and application crash) via a zero value in
| Nikon lens information in the metadata of an image, related to "pretty
| printing" and the RationalValue::toLong function.

Unfortunately the vulnerability described above is not important enough
to get it fixed via regular security update in Debian stable. It does
not warrant a DSA.

However it would be nice if this could get fixed via a regular point update[1].
Please contact the release team for this.

This is Debian bug #486328.

A patch can be found on: 

This is an automatically generated mail, in case you are already working on an
upgrade this is of course pointless.

For further information:
[0] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2696
[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/ch-pkgs.en.html#s-upload-stable

Kind regards

Nico Golde - http://www.ngolde.de - nion at jabber.ccc.de - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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