RHEL 5 : libjpeg (RHSA-2013:1804)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71291


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An updated libjpeg package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The libjpeg package contains a library of functions for manipulating JPEG images. It also contains simple client programs for accessing the libjpeg functions.

An uninitialized memory read issue was found in the way libjpeg decoded images with missing Start Of Scan (SOS) JPEG markers. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted JPEG image that, when decoded, could possibly lead to a disclosure of potentially sensitive information. (CVE-2013-6629)

All libjpeg users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected libjpeg, libjpeg-debuginfo and / or libjpeg-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71291

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-1804.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/10

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libjpeg, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libjpeg-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libjpeg-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6629

BID: 63676

OSVDB: 99711

RHSA: 2013:1804