CentOS 6 / 7 : jasper (CESA-2015:0074)
High Nessus Plugin ID 80969
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated jasper packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
JasPer is an implementation of Part 1 of the JPEG 2000 image compression standard.
An off-by-one flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way JasPer decoded JPEG 2000 image files. A specially crafted file could cause an application using JasPer to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8157)
An unrestricted stack memory use flaw was found in the way JasPer decoded JPEG 2000 image files. A specially crafted file could cause an application using JasPer to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8158)
Red Hat would like to thank oCERT for reporting these issues. oCERT acknowledges pyddeh as the original reporter.
All JasPer users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All applications using the JasPer libraries must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected jasper packages.