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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:06:30 +0100
From: Andrea Barisani <>
Subject: [oCERT-2014-012] JasPer input sanitization errors

#2014-012 JasPer input sanitization errors


The JasPer project is an open source implementation for the JPEG-2000 codec.

The library is affected by a double-free vulnerability in function
jas_iccattrval_destroy() as well as a heap-based buffer overflow in function

A specially crafted jp2 file, can be used to trigger the vulnerabilities.

Affected version:

JasPer <= 1.900.1

Fixed version:

JasPer, N/A

Credit: vulnerability report received from the Google Security Team.

CVE: CVE-2014-8137 (double-free), CVE-2014-8138 (heap overflow)


2014-12-10: vulnerability report received
2014-12-10: contacted affected vendors
2014-12-10: assigned CVEs
2014-12-18: patch contributed by Tomas Hoger from Red Hat Product Security
2014-12-18: advisory release



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          oCERT | OSS Computer Security Incident Response Team

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