GLSA-200606-11 : JPEG library: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-11
(JPEG library: Denial of Service)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Auditing Team discovered that the
vulnerable JPEG library ebuilds compile JPEG without the --maxmem
feature which is not recommended.

Impact :

By enticing a user to load a specially crafted JPEG image file an
attacker could cause a Denial of Service, due to memory exhaustion.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-11.xml

Solution :

JPEG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/jpeg-6b-r7'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21704 (gentoo_GLSA-200606-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3005