Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1583-1 jasper -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Nov 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-5203, CVE-2015-5221, CVE-2016-8690, CVE-2017-13748, CVE-2017-14132.
More information:

Several security vulnerabilities were discovered in the JasPer JPEG-2000 library.

  • CVE-2015-5203

    Gustavo Grieco discovered an integer overflow vulnerability that allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or may have other unspecified impact via a crafted JPEG 2000 image file.

  • CVE-2015-5221

    Josselin Feist found a double-free vulnerability that allows remote attackers to cause a denial-of-service (application crash) by processing a malformed image file.

  • CVE-2016-8690

    Gustavo Grieco discovered a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability that can cause a denial-of-service via a crafted BMP image file. The update also includes the fixes for the related issues CVE-2016-8884 and CVE-2016-8885 which complete the patch for CVE-2016-8690.

  • CVE-2017-13748

    It was discovered that jasper does not properly release memory used to store image tile data when image decoding fails which may lead to a denial-of-service.

  • CVE-2017-14132

    A heap-based buffer over-read was found related to the jas_image_ishomosamp function that could be triggered via a crafted image file and may cause a denial-of-service (application crash) or have other unspecified impact.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.900.1-debian1-2.4+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your jasper packages.

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