Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : jasper vulnerabilities (USN-2919-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89660
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJacob Baines discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled ICC color profiles in JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2016-1577)
Tyler Hicks discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled memory when processing JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libjasper1 package.