USN-501-1: jasper vulnerability

21 August 2007

jasper vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description


It was discovered that Jasper did not correctly handle corrupted JPEG2000 images. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted JPG, a remote attacker could cause the application using libjasper to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04
libjasper-1.701-1 - 1.701.0-2ubuntu0.7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
libjasper-1.701-1 - 1.701.0-2ubuntu0.6.10
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libjasper-1.701-1 - 1.701.0-2ubuntu0.6.06

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.