USN-3295-1: JasPer vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3295-1

18th May, 2017

jasper vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in JasPer.

Software description

  • jasper - Library for manipulating JPEG-2000 files

Details

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 version:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libjasper1 1.900.1-debian1-2.4ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libjasper1 1.900.1-14ubuntu3.4

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.

References

CVE-2016-10249, CVE-2016-10251, CVE-2016-1867, CVE-2016-2089, CVE-2016-8654, CVE-2016-8691, CVE-2016-8692, CVE-2016-8693, CVE-2016-8882, CVE-2016-9560, CVE-2016-9591