USN-337-1: imagemagick vulnerability

17 August 2006

imagemagick vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description


Damian Put discovered a buffer overflow in imagemagick’s SGI file format decoder. By tricking an user or automated system into processing a specially crafted SGI image, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libmagick9 - 6:
Ubuntu 5.10
libmagick6 - 6:
Ubuntu 5.04
libmagick6 - 6:

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to effect the necessary changes.