Ubuntu 16.04 ESM : libjpeg-turbo vulnerabilities (USN-5553-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 163922


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


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5553-1 advisory.

- libjpeg 9c has a large loop because read_pixel in rdtarga.c mishandles EOF. (CVE-2018-11813)

- get_8bit_row in rdbmp.c in libjpeg-turbo through 1.5.90 and MozJPEG through 3.3.1 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted 8-bit BMP in which one or more of the color indices is out of range for the number of palette entries. (CVE-2018-14498)

- In IJG JPEG (aka libjpeg) before 9d, jpeg_mem_available() in jmemnobs.c in djpeg does not honor the max_memory_to_use setting, possibly causing excessive memory consumption. (CVE-2020-14152)

- Libjpeg-turbo all version have a stack-based buffer overflow in the transform component. A remote attacker can send a malformed jpeg file to the service and cause arbitrary code execution or denial of service of the target service. (CVE-2020-17541)

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 163922

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5553-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/9/2022

Updated: 8/9/2022

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-17541


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjpeg-turbo-progs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjpeg-turbo-test, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjpeg-turbo8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjpeg-turbo8-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libturbojpeg

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/6/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11813, CVE-2018-14498, CVE-2020-14152, CVE-2020-17541

USN: 5553-1