Slackware Linux 15.0 / current openjpeg Vulnerability (SSA:2024-057-01)

high Nessus Plugin ID 191007


The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to openjpeg.


The version of openjpeg installed on the remote host is prior to 2.5.1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2024-057-01 advisory.

- A heap-based buffer overflow was found in openjpeg in color.c:379:42 in sycc420_to_rgb when decompressing a crafted .j2k file. An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the application compiled against openjpeg. (CVE-2021-3575)

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


Upgrade the affected openjpeg package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 191007

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2024-057-01.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 2/26/2024

Updated: 2/26/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

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-2021-3575


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:openjpeg, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/26/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3575