USN-386-1: ImageMagick vulnerability

28 November 2006

imagemagick vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


Daniel Kobras discovered multiple buffer overflows in ImageMagick’s SGI file format decoder. By tricking a user or an 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:

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.