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USN-1949-1: ImageMagick vulnerability

10 September 2013

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



  • imagemagick - Image manipulation programs and library


It was discovered that ImageMagick incorrectly handled decoding GIF image
comments. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into
opening a specially crafted GIF 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 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10

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