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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 110973
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VPR Score: 5.9

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.

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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: Medium

ID: 110973

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3706-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/10/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

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