USN-386-1: ImageMagick vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-386-1

27th November, 2006

imagemagick vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10


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 version:

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.