Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : jasper vulnerabilities (USN-742-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 37359
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that JasPer did not correctly handle memory allocation when parsing certain malformed JPEG2000 images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted image with an application that uses libjasper, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-3520)

It was discovered that JasPer created temporary files in an insecure way. Local users could exploit a race condition and cause a denial of service in libjasper applications. (CVE-2008-3521)

It was discovered that JasPer did not correctly handle certain formatting operations. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted image with an application that uses libjasper, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-3522).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/742-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 37359

File Name: ubuntu_USN-742-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjasper-1.701-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjasper-1.701-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjasper-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjasper-runtime, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjasper1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/19/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3520, CVE-2008-3521, CVE-2008-3522

BID: 31470

USN: 742-1

CWE: 59, 119, 189