USN-1435-1: ImageMagick vulnerabilities

01 May 2012

ImageMagick could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • imagemagick - Image manipulation programs and library

Details

Joonas Kuorilehto and Aleksis Kauppinen discovered that ImageMagick
incorrectly handled certain ResolutionUnit tags. If a user or automated
system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially crafted
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.
(CVE-2012-0247, CVE-2012-1185)

Joonas Kuorilehto and Aleksis Kauppinen discovered that ImageMagick
incorrectly handled certain IFD structures. If a user or automated
system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially crafted
image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2012-0248, CVE-2012-1186)

Aleksis Kauppinen, Joonas Kuorilehto and Tuomas Parttimaa discovered that
ImageMagick incorrectly handled certain JPEG EXIF tags. If a user or
automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially
crafted image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2012-0259)

It was discovered that ImageMagick incorrectly handled certain JPEG EXIF
tags. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into
opening a specially crafted 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. (CVE-2012-1610)

Aleksis Kauppinen, Joonas Kuorilehto and Tuomas Parttimaa discovered that
ImageMagick incorrectly handled certain TIFF EXIF tags. If a user or
automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially
crafted 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. (CVE-2012-1798)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.