Ubuntu 1544-1: ImageMagick vulnerability

    Date22 Aug 2012
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    ImageMagick could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1544-1
    August 22, 2012
    imagemagick vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    ImageMagick could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    Software Description:
    - imagemagick: Image manipulation programs and library
    Tom Lane discovered that ImageMagick would not always properly allocate
    memory. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into
    opening a specially crafted PNG image, an attacker could exploit this to
    cause a denial of service or possibly execute code with the privileges of
    the user invoking the program.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      imagemagick                     8:
      libmagick++4                    8:
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      imagemagick                     8:
      libmagick++3                    8:
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      imagemagick                     7:
      libmagick++3                    7:
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      imagemagick                     7:
      libmagick++2                    7:
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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