CVE-2016-8886

NameCVE-2016-8886
DescriptionThe jas_malloc function in libjasper/base/jas_malloc.c in JasPer before 1.900.11 allows remote attackers to have unspecified impact via a crafted file, which triggers a memory allocation failure.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
jasper (PTS)jessie1.900.1-debian1-2.4+deb8u3vulnerable
jessie (security)1.900.1-debian1-2.4+deb8u6vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
jaspersource(unstable)(unfixed)low

Notes

[jessie] - jasper <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - jasper <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2016/10/18/jasper-memory-allocation-failure-in-jas_malloc-jas_malloc-c
The memory exhaustion has no real impact unless when jasper is compiled with ASAN.
Without ASAN the failure is handled gracefully. In addition the fix is marked as experimental
and not suitable for a backport.

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