Remote code execution in libjpeg-turbo

Published: 2022-09-22
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-46822
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor The libjpeg-turbo Project

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU67590

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-46822

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing images within the  get_word_rgb_row() function in rdppm.c. A remote attacker can pass a specially crafted file to the affected software, trigger an out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

libjpeg-turbo: 2.0.0 - 2.0.90

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?