Multiple memory management errors in JasPer could result in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
|Package||media-libs/jasper on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.900.1-r4|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.900.1-r4|
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.
Two vulnerabilities have been found in JasPer:
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process specially crafted JPEG-2000 files with an application using JasPer, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the application, or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All JasPer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/jasper-1.900.1-r4"
January 23, 2012
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