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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in ImageMagick, a
commonly used image manipulation library. These problems can be
exploited by a carefully crafted graphic image. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
Tavis Ormandy discovered a format string vulnerability in the
filename handling code which permits a remote attacker to cause a
denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code.
Andrei Nigmatulin discovered a denial of service condition which
can be caused by an invalid tag in a TIFF image.
Andrei Nigmatulin discovered that the TIFF decoder is vulnerable
to accessing memory out of bounds which will result in a
Andrei Nigmatulin discovered a buffer overflow in the SGI parser
which permits a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via a
specially crafted SGI image file.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your imagemagick package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-702
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID: 12875
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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