Remote code execution in OpenJPEG



Published: 2020-01-14
Severity High
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-6851
CWE ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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OpenJPEG
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor openjpeg.org

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 8.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6851

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the opj_t1_clbl_decode_processor() function in libopenjp2.so. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

OpenJPEG: 2.3.0, 2.3.1

CPE External links

https://github.com/uclouvain/openjpeg/issues/1228

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.