[USN-2919-1] JasPer vulnerabilities
tyhicks at canonical.com
Thu Mar 3 15:17:57 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2919-1
March 03, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in JasPer.
- jasper: Library for manipulating JPEG-2000 files
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.
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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