Bug#796270: Please disable jasper support

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Aug 21 07:19:31 UTC 2015

Hi Moritz!

Am 21.08.2015 um 00:29 schrieb Moritz Muehlenhoff:
> Source: gdk-pixbuf
> Severity: important
> Hi,
> please disable jasper support in gdk-pixbuf. It's an abandoned
> code base with frequent security issues and JPEG2000 is an
> exotic fringe format unused in practice.
> We can keep it in the archive for scientific software etc, but
> let's not expose via gdk-pixbuf to exposed applications like
> Iceweasel.

Jasper support was enabled in 2.21.6-1 back in 2010.
I didn't find any further explanation in debian/changelog why it was

slomo, do you remember the details?


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universe are pointed away from Earth?

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