JasPer: Multiple Vulnerabilities — GLSA 201503-01

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 < 1.900.1-r9
Unaffected versions >= 1.900.1-r9

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 file using JasPer, possibly resulting in 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-r9"
 

References

Release Date
March 06, 2015

Latest Revision
March 06, 2015: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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