USN-3363-1: ImageMagick vulnerabilities

24 July 2017

imagemagick vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in ImageMagick.

Software Description

  • imagemagick - Image manipulation programs and library


It was discovered that ImageMagick incorrectly handled certain malformed image files. 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
imagemagick - 8:
imagemagick-6.q16 - 8:
libmagick++-6.q16-7 - 8:
libmagickcore-6.q16-3 - 8:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
imagemagick - 8:
imagemagick-6.q16 - 8:
libmagick++-6.q16-5v5 - 8:
libmagickcore-6.q16-2 - 8:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
imagemagick - 8:
libmagick++5 - 8:
libmagickcore5 - 8:

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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