OpenJPEG 1.5.1 input validation

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A vulnerability was found in OpenJPEG 1.5.1 (Image Processing Software). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity. CVE summarizes:

OpenJPEG 1.5.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors that trigger NULL pointer dereferences, division-by-zero, and other errors.

The weakness was released 04/27/2014 by Raphael Geissert (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2013-6887 since 11/28/2013. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 71804 (Fedora 20 : mingw-openjpeg-1.5.1-7.fc20 (2013-24059)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 123099 (Fedora Security Update for openjpeg (FEDORA-2014-17053)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (95217) and Tenable (71804). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 65737, 65736, 65735 and 65727.






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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 71804
Nessus Name: Fedora 20 : mingw-openjpeg-1.5.1-7.fc20 (2013-24059)
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OpenVAS ID: 867393
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for mingw-openjpeg FEDORA-2013-24059
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11/26/2013 🔍
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11/28/2013 +2 days 🔍
04/11/2014 +134 days 🔍
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Researcher: Raphael Geissert
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-6887 (🔍)
X-Force: 95217
Vulnerability Center: 49558 - OpenJPEG 1.5.1 Remote DoS via Unspecified Vectors, Medium
SecurityFocus: 64140 - OpenJPEG CVE-2013-6887 Multiple Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 57285 - OpenJPEG Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical

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Created: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM
Updated: 03/15/2022 03:58 PM
Changes: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM (66), 06/25/2017 05:27 PM (7), 03/15/2022 03:58 PM (3)
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