Scientific Linux Security Update : jasper on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61203


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


JasPer is an implementation of Part 1 of the JPEG 2000 image compression standard.

Two heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way JasPer decoded JPEG 2000 compressed image files. An attacker could create a malicious JPEG 2000 compressed image file that, when opened, would cause applications that use JasPer (such as Nautilus) to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-4516, CVE-2011-4517)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues. All applications using the JasPer libraries (such as Nautilus) must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61203

File Name: sl_20111209_jasper_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4516