CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2011-12-08
Bugzilla: 747726: CVE-2011-4516 CVE-2011-4517 jasper: heap buffer overflow flaws lead to arbitrary code execution (CERT VU#887409)


A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way JasPer decoded JPEG 2000 compressed image files. An attacker could create a malicious JPEG 2000 compressed image file that, when opened, would cause applications that use JasPer (such as Nautilus) to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.

Find out more about CVE-2011-4517 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEV-M for Servers (spice-client-msi) RHSA-2015:0698 March 18, 2015
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (netpbm) RHSA-2011:1811 December 12, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (netpbm) RHSA-2011:1811 December 12, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (jasper) RHSA-2011:1807 December 09, 2011

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Jonathan Foote of the CERT Coordination Center for reporting this issue.

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