JasPer: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201707-07

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in JasPer, the worst of which could could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/jasper on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.0.12
Unaffected versions >= 2.0.12

Background

JasPer is a software-based implementation of the codec specified in the JPEG-2000 Part-1 standard.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in JasPer. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image file using JasPer possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

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-2.0.12"
 

References

Release Date
July 08, 2017

Latest Revision
August 06, 2017: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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