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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62174


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


OpenJPEG is an open source library for reading and writing image files in JPEG 2000 format.

It was found that OpenJPEG failed to sanity-check an image header field before using it. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted image file that could cause an application linked against OpenJPEG to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

Users of OpenJPEG should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a patch to correct this issue. All running applications using OpenJPEG must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected openjpeg, openjpeg-devel and / or openjpeg-libs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62174

File Name: sl_20120917_openjpeg_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/18

Modified: 2014/08/16

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3535