Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : jasper vulnerability (USN-501-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28104
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Jasper did not correctly handle corrupted JPEG2000 images. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted JPG, a remote attacker could cause the application using libjasper to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libjasper-1.701-1, libjasper-1.701-dev and / or libjasper-runtime packages.