RHEL 5 : libjpeg (RHSA-2013:1804)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71291
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013:1804

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-6629

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71291

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

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/10/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/9/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6629

BID: 63676

RHSA: 2013:1804