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[GLSA-200602-06] ImageMagick: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ImageMagick: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-06
(ImageMagick: Format string vulnerability)


The SetImageInfo function was found vulnerable to a format string
mishandling. Daniel Kobras discovered that the handling of "%"-escaped
sequences in filenames passed to the function is inadequate. This is a
new vulnerability that is not addressed by GLSA 200503-11.

Impact

By feeding specially crafted file names to ImageMagick, an
attacker can crash the program and possibly execute arbitrary code with
the rights of the user running ImageMagick.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0082
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-11.xml


Solution:
All ImageMagick users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/imagemagick-6.2.5.5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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