Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : jasper vulnerabilities (USN-742-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that JasPer did not correctly handle memory
allocation when parsing certain malformed JPEG2000 images. If a user
were tricked into opening a specially crafted image with an
application that uses libjasper, an attacker could cause a denial of
service and possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's
privileges. (CVE-2008-3520)

It was discovered that JasPer created temporary files in an insecure
way. Local users could exploit a race condition and cause a denial of
service in libjasper applications. (CVE-2008-3521)

It was discovered that JasPer did not correctly handle certain
formatting operations. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted image with an application that uses libjasper, an attacker
could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code
with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-3522).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37359 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31470

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3520
CVE-2008-3521
CVE-2008-3522

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