OpenJPEG CVE-2013-6045 Patch j2k Image memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in OpenJPEG (Image Processing Software) (affected version unknown). This issue affects an unknown functionality of the component CVE-2013-6045 Patch. The manipulation as part of a j2k Image leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

openjpeg: A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the patch for CVE-2013-6045. A crafted j2k image could cause the application to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code.

The bug was discovered 12/22/2016. The weakness was published 12/22/2016 with Red Hat (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-9675 since 11/29/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97897 (Amazon Linux AMI : openjpeg (ALAS-2017-807)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 236294 (Red Hat Update for openjpeg Security (RHSA-2017:0559)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 4 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (97897). Similar entry is available at VDB-91833.





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 97897
Nessus Name: Amazon Linux AMI : openjpeg (ALAS-2017-807)
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OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for openjpeg CESA-2017:0838 centos7
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Advisory: RHSA-2017:0559
Organization: Red Hat
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-9675 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 94589 - OpenJPEG CVE-2016-9675 Incomplete Fix Multiple Remote Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Created: 12/23/2016 10:14 AM
Updated: 10/12/2022 03:03 PM
Changes: 12/23/2016 10:14 AM (71), 07/15/2019 09:12 AM (7), 10/12/2022 03:03 PM (3)
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