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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 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).

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 : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/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