GLSA-200606-11 : JPEG library: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21704


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-11 (JPEG library: Denial of Service)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Auditing Team discovered that the vulnerable JPEG library ebuilds compile JPEG without the --maxmem feature which is not recommended.
Impact :

By enticing a user to load a specially crafted JPEG image file an attacker could cause a Denial of Service, due to memory exhaustion.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


JPEG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/jpeg-6b-r7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21704

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200606-11.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/16

Updated: 2019/08/02

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:jpeg, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3005

GLSA: 200606-11