Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : jasper vulnerabilities (USN-3693-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110765
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libjasper1 package.