GLSA 200606-11 JPEG library: Denial of Service
Posted on: 06/12/2006 12:32 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - JPEG library: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200606-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: JPEG library: Denial of Service
Date: June 11, 2006
Bugs: #130889
ID: 200606-11

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Synopsis
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The JPEG library is vulnerable to a Denial of Service.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/jpeg lt; 6b-r7 gt;= 6b-r7

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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JPEG users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/jpeg-6b-r7"

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200606-11.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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