Debian DLA-1583-1 : jasper security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119100


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several security vulnerabilities were discovered in the JasPer
JPEG-2000 library.


Gustavo Grieco discovered an integer overflow vulnerability that
allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or may have other
unspecified impact via a crafted JPEG 2000 image file.


Josselin Feist found a double-free vulnerability that allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) by
processing a malformed image file.


Gustavo Grieco discovered a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability
that can cause a denial of service via a crafted BMP image file. The
update also includes the fixes for the related issues CVE-2016-8884
and CVE-2016-8885 which complete the patch for CVE-2016-8690.


It was discovered that jasper does not properly release memory used to
store image tile data when image decoding fails which may lead to a
denial of service.


A heap-based buffer over-read was found related to the
jas_image_ishomosamp function that could be triggered via a crafted
image file and may cause a denial of service (application crash) or
have other unspecified impact.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your jasper packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description
block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted
to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without
introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119100

File Name: debian_DLA-1583.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/23

Modified: 2018/11/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libjasper-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libjasper-runtime, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libjasper1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5203, CVE-2015-5221, CVE-2016-8690, CVE-2017-13748, CVE-2017-14132