Debian DLA-1583-1 : jasper security update

high 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 1.900.1-debian1-2.4+deb8u4.

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: High

ID: 119100

File Name: debian_DLA-1583.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/23/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/21/2018

Reference Information

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