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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200606-11 ] JPEG library: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: JPEG library: Denial of Service (GLSA 200606-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 11, 2006
Updated: July 29, 2006
Bug(s): #130889
ID: 200606-11

Synopsis

The JPEG library is vulnerable to a Denial of Service.

Background

The JPEG library is able to load, handle and manipulate images in the JPEG format.

Affected Packages

Package: media-libs/jpeg
Vulnerable: < 6b-r7
Unaffected: >= 6b-r7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Auditing Team discovered that the vulnerable JPEG library ebuilds compile JPEG without the --maxmem feature which is not recommended.

Impact

By enticing a user to load a specially crafted JPEG image file an attacker could cause a Denial of Service, due to memory exhaustion.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

JPEG users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/jpeg-6b-r7"


References

CVE-2006-3005


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