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Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:32:33 +0530
From: Huzaifa Sidhpurwala <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: Information on CVE-2014-0158, openjpeg

On 04/02/2014 02:01 PM, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Hi,
> I just became aware of CVE-2014-0158[1], which was recently assigned
> to openjpeg.
> Looking at the proposed patch (as the description is rather brief), it
> seems to me that it is a dup of one of the bugs covered by
> CVE-2013-1447.
You are correct, i just realised that this issue is already patched when
i looked at those issues.

> Quoting from my post to oss-security:
>> 5. null pointer dereferences, division by zero, and anything that
> would just fit as DoS (CVE-2013-1447)
>> [listing the group of issues and attachments]
>> 5.
>> [...]
>> segfault6.patch
> Which is exactly what is being commented about in [2], a copy of which
> is also available at [3].
> IIRC without that patch some of the structures were not initialized
> and applications (like the ones shipped by openjpeg itself) would try
> to dereference NULL pointers, and just crash - no memory write was
> involved.
> Or is there more into CVE-2014-0158 that I might be missing?

I dont agree with this being only a crash. I put some details at:

Anyway, this CVE is a dupe, MITRE could you please reject this CVE?

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala / Red Hat Security Response Team

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