CVE-2016-8887

NameCVE-2016-8887
DescriptionThe jp2_colr_destroy function in libjasper/jp2/jp2_cod.c in JasPer before 1.900.10 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference).
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)
ReferencesDLA-739-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
jasper (PTS)wheezy1.900.1-13+deb7u4vulnerable
wheezy (security)1.900.1-13+deb7u6fixed
jessie (security), jessie1.900.1-debian1-2.4+deb8u3vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
jaspersource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant
jaspersourcewheezy1.900.1-13+deb7u5mediumDLA-739-1

Notes

https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2016/10/18/jasper-null-pointer-dereference-in-jp2_colr_destroy-jp2_cod-c
Fixed by: https://github.com/mdadams/jasper/commit/e24bdc716c3327b067c551bc6cfb97fd2370358d (version-1.900.10)
When fixing this issue look at the followup report
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2016/10/23/jasper-null-pointer-dereference-in-jp2_colr_destroy-jp2_cod-c-incomplete-fix-for-cve-2016-8887
and include the fix to not make jasper vulnerable to the incomplete fix.
Not suitable for code injection, hardly denial of service

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