USN-4109-1: OpenJPEG vulnerabilities

21 August 2019

openjpeg2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in OpenJPEG.

Software Description

  • openjpeg2 - JPEG 2000 image compression/decompression library

Details

It was discovered that OpenJPEG incorrectly handled certain PGX files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or possibly remote code execution. (CVE-2017-17480)

It was discovered that OpenJPEG incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-14423)

It was discovered that OpenJPEG incorrectly handled certain PNM files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-18088)

It was discovered that OpenJPEG incorrectly handled certain BMP files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-5785, CVE-2018-6616)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libopenjp2-7 - 2.3.0-2build0.18.04.1
libopenjp3d7 - 2.3.0-2build0.18.04.1
libopenjpip7 - 2.3.0-2build0.18.04.1

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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