Debian DSA-2473-1 : - buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 59167


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


Tielei Wang discovered that does not allocate a large enough memory region when processing a specially crafted JPEG object, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow and potentially arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade the packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:3.2.1-11+squeeze5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59167

File Name: debian_DSA-2473.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/05/17

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1149

DSA: 2473