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ImageMagick: EXIF buffer overflow


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200411-11 / imagemagick
Release Date November 06, 2004
Latest Revision November 06, 2004: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-gfx/imagemagick < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #69825


ImageMagick contains an error in boundary checks when handling EXIF information, which could lead to arbitrary code execution.

2.  Impact Information


ImageMagick is a collection of tools to read, write and manipulate images in many formats.


ImageMagick fails to do proper bounds checking when handling image files with EXIF information.


An attacker could use an image file with specially-crafted EXIF information to cause arbitrary code execution with the permissions of the user running ImageMagick.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All ImageMagick users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/imagemagick-"

4.  References


Page updated November 06, 2004

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