USN-2919-1: JasPer vulnerabilities

3 March 2016

jasper vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in JasPer.

Software Description

  • jasper - Library for manipulating JPEG-2000 files

Details

Jacob 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. (CVE-2016-2116)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
libjasper1 - 1.900.1-debian1-2.4ubuntu0.15.10.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libjasper1 - 1.900.1-14ubuntu3.3
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libjasper1 - 1.900.1-13ubuntu0.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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