VDB-77567 · CVE-2015-6581 · SBV-52438

OpenJPEG up to r3001 j2k.c opj_j2k_copy_default_tcp_and_create_tcd double free

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A vulnerability was found in OpenJPEG up to r3001 (Image Processing Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects the function opj_j2k_copy_default_tcp_and_create_tcd of the file j2k.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a double free vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-415. The product calls free() twice on the same memory address, potentially leading to modification of unexpected memory locations. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Double free vulnerability in the opj_j2k_copy_default_tcp_and_create_tcd function in j2k.c in OpenJPEG before r3002, as used in PDFium in Google Chrome before 45.0.2454.85, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) by triggering a memory-allocation failure.

The weakness was disclosed 09/03/2015 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at googlechromereleases.blogspot.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-6581 since 08/21/2015. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 93420 (Debian DSA-3665-1 : openjpeg2 - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 175836 (Debian Security Update for openjpeg2 (DSA 3665-1)).

Upgrading to version r3002 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (93420) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-52438†).






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Class: Double free
CWE: CWE-415 / CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 93420
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3665-1 : openjpeg2 - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703665
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3665-1 (openjpeg2 - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: OpenJPEG r3002


08/21/2015 🔍
09/03/2015 +13 days 🔍
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09/04/2015 +1 days 🔍
09/06/2015 +2 days 🔍
06/14/2022 +2473 days 🔍


Advisory: FEDORA-2015-1c9ed24c61
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CVE: CVE-2015-6581 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1033472
Vulnerability Center: 52438 - Google Chrome before 45.0.2454.85 Remote DoS or Code Execution due to Memory Allocation Failure in OpenJPEG, High


Created: 09/04/2015 10:22 AM
Updated: 06/14/2022 09:42 AM
Changes: 09/04/2015 10:22 AM (51), 11/29/2017 07:49 AM (17), 06/14/2022 09:38 AM (4), 06/14/2022 09:42 AM (1)
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