JasPer: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200812-18

Multiple memory management errors in JasPer might lead to execution of arbitrary code via jpeg2k files.

Affected Packages

media-libs/jasper on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.900.1-r3
Unaffected versions >= 1.900.1-r3

Background

The JasPer Project is an open-source initiative to provide a free software-based reference implementation of the codec specified in the JPEG-2000 Part-1 (jpeg2k) standard.

Description

Marc Espie and Christian Weisgerber have discovered multiple vulnerabilities in JasPer:

  • Multiple integer overflows might allow for insufficient memory allocation, leading to heap-based buffer overflows (CVE-2008-3520).
  • The jas_stream_printf() function in libjasper/base/jas_stream.c uses vsprintf() to write user-provided data to a static to a buffer, leading to an overflow (CVE-2008-3522).

Impact

Remote attackers could entice a user or automated system to process specially crafted jpeg2k files with an application using JasPer, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All JasPer users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/jasper-1.900.1-r3"

References

Release Date
December 16, 2008

Latest Revision
December 16, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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