USN-422-1: ImageMagick vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-422-1

15th February, 2007

imagemagick vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10


Vladimir Nadvornik discovered that the fix for CVE-2006-5456, released
in USN-372-1, did not correctly solve the original flaw in PALM image
handling. By tricking a user into processing a specially crafted image
with an application that uses imagemagick, an attacker could 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 6.10:
libmagick9 7:
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.


CVE-2006-5456, CVE-2007-0770