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[GLSA-200606-11] JPEG library: Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
JPEG library: Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-11
(JPEG library: Denial of Service)


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.


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


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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