USN-2919-1: JasPer vulnerabilities

03 March 2016

Several security issues were fixed in JasPer.

Releases

Packages

  • jasper - Library for manipulating JPEG-2000 files

Details

Jacob Baines discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled ICC color profiles
in 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.
(CVE-2016-1577)

Tyler Hicks discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled memory when
processing 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 consume memory, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-2116)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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