USN-3693-1: JasPer vulnerabilities

27 June 2018

jasper vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in JasPer.

Software Description

  • jasper - Library for manipulating JPEG-2000 files


It was discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled certain malformed JPEG-2000 image files. If a user or automated system using JasPer were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libjasper1 - 1.900.1-debian1-2.4ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libjasper1 - 1.900.1-14ubuntu3.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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