Amazon Linux AMI : jasper Buffer Overflow (ALAS-2011-29)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

JasPer is an implementation of Part 1 of the JPEG 2000 image
compression standard.

Two heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way JasPer
decoded JPEG 2000 compressed image files. An attacker could create a
malicious JPEG 2000 compressed image file that, when opened, would
cause applications that use JasPer (such as Nautilus) to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f4cb4936

Solution :

Run 'yum update jasper' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69588 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4516