USN-2434-1: JasPer vulnerability

8 December 2014

jasper vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


JasPer could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • jasper - Library for manipulating JPEG-2000 files


Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled certain malformed 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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10
libjasper1 - 1.900.1-debian1-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libjasper1 - 1.900.1-14ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libjasper1 - 1.900.1-13ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.