Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : jasper vulnerabilities (USN-2919-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Jacob Baines discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled ICC color
profiles in JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening
a specially crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could
cause JasPer to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user
privileges. (CVE-2016-1577)

Tyler Hicks discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled memory when
processing JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening
a specially crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could
cause JasPer to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-2116).

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 libjasper1 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.1
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:ND/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89660 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1577
CVE-2016-2116

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