Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : libjpeg-turbo vulnerabilities (USN-3706-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 110973

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that libjpeg-turbo incorrectly handled certain malformed JPEG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted JPEG image, a remote attacker could cause libjpeg-turbo to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 libjpeg-turbo8 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3706-1/

https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2018-17

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110973

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3706-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/10/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjpeg-turbo8, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/13/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9092, CVE-2016-3616, CVE-2017-15232, CVE-2018-11212, CVE-2018-11213, CVE-2018-11214, CVE-2018-1152