FreeBSD : libjpeg-turbo -- heap-based buffer overflow (a460035e-d111-11e1-aff7-001fd056c417)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60056
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionThe Changelog for version 1.2.1 says: Fixed a regression caused by 1.2.0 in which decompressing corrupt JPEG images (specifically, images in which the component count was erroneously set to a large value) would cause libjpeg-turbo to segfault.
A Heap-based buffer overflow was found in the way libjpeg-turbo decompressed certain corrupt JPEG images in which the component count was erroneously set to a large value. An attacker could create a specially crafted JPEG image that, when opened, could cause an application using libpng to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.