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Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')

CVE-2017-11338

Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10

Summary

There is an infinite loop in the Exiv2::Image::printIFDStructure function of image.cpp in Exiv2 0.26. A crafted input will lead to a remote denial of service attack.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-835 - Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition

Loops with multiple exits and flags detract from the quality of an application. They tend to make control structures difficult to understand, and introduce the risk of non-termination and other structural problems. The vulnerability “loop with unreachable exit condition” enables attackers to exploit this flaw, leading to denial of service.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published