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[GLSA-200606-11] JPEG library: Denial of Service Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
JPEG library: Denial of Service
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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.
By enticing a user to load a specially crafted JPEG image file an
attacker could cause a Denial of Service, due to memory exhaustion.
There is no known workaround at this time.
JPEG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/jpeg-6b-r7"
Threat Level: Medium
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