GLSA-201201-10 : JasPer: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57652


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201201-10 (JasPer: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Two vulnerabilities have been found in JasPer:
The jpc_cox_getcompparms function in libjasper/jpc/jpc_cs.c contains an error that could overwrite certain callback pointers, possibly causing a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2011-4516).
The jpc_crg_getparms function in libjasper/jpc/jpc_cs.c uses an incorrect data type, possibly causing a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2011-4517).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process specially crafted JPEG-2000 files with an application using JasPer, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the application, or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All JasPer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/jasper-1.900.1-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57652

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201201-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/01/24

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:gentoo:linux:jasper, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/23

Reference Information

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

BID: 50992

OSVDB: 77595, 77596

GLSA: 201201-10