Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : OpenJPEG vulnerabilities (USN-4497-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 140592


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4497-1 advisory.

- Floating Point Exception (aka FPE or divide by zero) in opj_pi_next_cprl function in openjp2/pi.c:523 in OpenJPEG 2.1.2. (CVE-2016-9112)

- An improper computation of p_tx0, p_tx1, p_ty0 and p_ty1 in the function opj_get_encoding_parameters in openjp2/pi.c in OpenJPEG through 2.3.0 can lead to an integer overflow. (CVE-2018-20847)

- OpenJPEG before 2.3.1 has a heap buffer overflow in color_apply_icc_profile in bin/common/color.c.

- In OpenJPEG 2.3.1, there is excessive iteration in the opj_t1_encode_cblks function of openjp2/t1.c.
Remote attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial of service via a crafted bmp file.
This issue is similar to CVE-2018-6616. (CVE-2019-12973)

- OpenJPEG through 2.3.1 has a heap-based buffer overflow in opj_t1_clbl_decode_processor in openjp2/t1.c because of lack of opj_j2k_update_image_dimensions validation. (CVE-2020-6851)

- opj_t1_clbl_decode_processor in openjp2/t1.c in OpenJPEG 2.3.1 through 2020-01-28 has a heap-based buffer overflow in the qmfbid==1 case, a different issue than CVE-2020-6851. (CVE-2020-8112)

- jp2/opj_decompress.c in OpenJPEG through 2.3.1 has a use-after-free that can be triggered if there is a mix of valid and invalid files in a directory operated on by the decompressor. Triggering a double-free may also be possible. This is related to calling opj_image_destroy twice. (CVE-2020-15389)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 140592

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4497-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/15/2020

Updated: 10/20/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-8112


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenjp2-7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenjp2-7-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenjp2-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenjp3d-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenjp3d7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenjpip-dec-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenjpip-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenjpip-viewer, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenjpip7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/15/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/29/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9112, CVE-2018-20847, CVE-2018-21010, CVE-2019-12973, CVE-2020-15389, CVE-2020-6851, CVE-2020-8112

USN: 4497-1