Scientific Linux Security Update : libjpeg on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (20131210)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71338
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.


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


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)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71338

File Name: sl_20131210_libjpeg_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/11/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libjpeg, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libjpeg-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libjpeg-devel, 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: 12/10/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/19/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6629