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Foresight: ImageMagick Print E-mail
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Posted by Bill Keys   
Previous versions of the ImageMagick package were vulnerable to buffer overflows in the code which parses DCM and XWD files, which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code at the permission level of the user running ImageMagick (usually non-root). The attacker would have to convince a user to open the file in ImageMagick. While these file formats are not common, it is possible to disguise the file such that it appears to be a file of another, more common, type.
Foresight Linux Essential Advisory: 2007-0006-2
Published: 2007-04-03
Updated:
     2007-04-03 Fix typo in updated group-dist version

Rating: Minor

Updated Versions:
     ImageMagick=/foresight.rpath.org at fl:1-devel//1/6.3.3.5-1-1
     group-dist=/foresight.rpath.org at fl:1-devel//1/1.1-0.11-5

References:
     https://issues.foresightlinux.org/browse/FL-222

http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=496
     http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1719

Description:
     Previous versions of the ImageMagick package were vulnerable to
buffer overflows in the code which parses DCM and XWD files, which could
allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code at the permission level of
the user running ImageMagick (usually non-root). The attacker would have
to convince a user to open the file in ImageMagick. While these file
formats are not common, it is possible to disguise the file such that it
appears to be a file of another, more common, type.
 
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