Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : jasper vulnerabilities (USN-3295-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100294


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


It was discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled certain malformed JPEG-2000 image files. If a user or automated system using JasPer were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

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.


Update the affected libjasper1 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100294

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3295-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/19

Modified: 2017/05/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjasper1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10249, CVE-2016-10251, CVE-2016-1867, CVE-2016-2089, CVE-2016-8654, CVE-2016-8691, CVE-2016-8692, CVE-2016-8693, CVE-2016-8882, CVE-2016-9560, CVE-2016-9591

OSVDB: 132886, 133755, 143483, 143485, 145761, 146183, 146707, 147666, 147946, 148845

USN: 3295-1