Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : jasper (ELSA-2015-0074)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:0074 :

Updated jasper packages that fix two security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

An off-by-one flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found
in the way JasPer decoded JPEG 2000 image files. A specially crafted
file could cause an application using JasPer to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8157)

An unrestricted stack memory use flaw was found in the way JasPer
decoded JPEG 2000 image files. A specially crafted file could cause an
application using JasPer to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2014-8158)

Red Hat would like to thank oCERT for reporting these issues. oCERT
acknowledges pyddeh as the original reporter.

All JasPer users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All
applications using the JasPer libraries must be restarted for the
update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-January/004800.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-January/004801.html

Solution :

Update the affected jasper packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.1
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:UR)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80927 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72293
72296

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8157
CVE-2014-8158

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