Debian DLA-874-1 : jbig2dec security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99002

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Multiple security issues have been found in the JBIG2 decoder library, which may lead to lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed image file (usually embedded in a PDF document) is opened.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 0.13-4~deb7u1.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 0.13-4~deb8u1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (stretch) and for the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.13-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your jbig2dec packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99002

File Name: debian_DLA-874.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/28

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:jbig2dec, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libjbig2dec0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libjbig2dec0-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9601