Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : libjpeg-turbo vulnerabilities (USN-3706-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110973
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libjpeg-turbo8 package.