Debian DSA-2371-1 : jasper - buffer overflows

medium Nessus Plugin ID 57511


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two buffer overflows were discovered in JasPer, a library for handling JPEG-2000 images, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the jasper packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem will be fixed in version 1.900.1-5.1+lenny2. Due to technical limitations of the Debian archive software, the oldstable update cannot be released synchronously with the stable update.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.900.1-7+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57511

File Name: debian_DSA-2371.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/12/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:jasper, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/24/2011

Reference Information

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

BID: 50992

DSA: 2371