Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : jasper vulnerabilities (USN-1315-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57357


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Jonathan Foote discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled certain malformed JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

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.


Update the affected libjasper1 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57357

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1315-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/21

Modified: 2017/09/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjasper1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4516, CVE-2011-4517

BID: 50992

OSVDB: 77595, 77596

USN: 1315-1