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USN-2434-1: JasPer vulnerability

8 December 2014

JasPer could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • jasper - Library for manipulating JPEG-2000 files


Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled certain malformed
JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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


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