Jasper up to 1.900.1 JPEG 2000 Image jas_iccprof_createfrombuf resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Jasper up to 1.900.1 (Programming Tool Software). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is the function jas_iccprof_createfrombuf of the component JPEG 2000 Image Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes:

Memory leak in the jas_iccprof_createfrombuf function in JasPer 1.900.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted ICC color profile in a JPEG 2000 image file.

The weakness was presented 04/13/2016 (Website). The advisory is available at debian.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-2116 since 01/29/2016. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 89698 (Debian DSA-3508-1 : jasper - 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 and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 169339 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for jasper (SUSE-SU-2016:2776-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (89698).






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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

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Nessus ID: 89698
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3508-1 : jasper - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 881932
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for jasper CESA-2017:1208 centos7
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01/29/2016 🔍
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Advisory: RHSA-2017:1208
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CVE: CVE-2016-2116 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 58244 - JasPer <=1.900.1 Remote DoS via a Crafted ICC Color Profile in a JPEG File - CVE-2016-2116, Medium
SecurityFocus: 84133 - JasPer Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities


Created: 04/14/2016 10:00 AM
Updated: 07/24/2022 01:14 PM
Changes: 04/14/2016 10:00 AM (70), 02/05/2019 12:46 PM (14), 07/24/2022 01:14 PM (4)
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