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ImageMagick: Multiple Vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200609-14 / Imagemagick
Release Date September 26, 2006
Latest Revision September 26, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-gfx/imagemagick < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #144091, #143533


Multiple buffer overflows have been discovered in ImageMagick, which could potentially result in the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


ImageMagick is a free software suite to manipulate, convert, and create many image formats.


Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered a stack and heap buffer overflow in the GIMP XCF Image decoder and multiple heap and integer overflows in the SUN bitmap decoder. Damian Put discovered a heap overflow in the SGI image decoder.


An attacker may be able to create a specially crafted image that, when processed with ImageMagick, executes arbitrary code with the privileges of the executing user.

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 September 26, 2006

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