GLSA 200503-11: ImageMagick: Filename handling vulnerability
Posted on: 03/06/2005 10:53 AM

An ImageMagick security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: ImageMagick: Filename handling vulnerability
Date: March 06, 2005
Bugs: #83542
ID: 200503-11

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Synopsis
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A format string vulnerability exists in ImageMagick that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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ImageMagick is a collection of tools and libraries for manipulating a wide variety of image formats.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/imagemagick lt; 6.2.0.4 gt;= 6.2.0.4

Description
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Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has identified a flaw in the handling of filenames by the ImageMagick utilities.

Impact
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Successful exploitation may disrupt web applications that depend on ImageMagick for image processing, potentially executing arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All ImageMagick users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-gfx/imagemagick-6.2.0.4"

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-11.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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