USN-523-1: ImageMagick vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-523-1

3rd October, 2007

imagemagick vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • imagemagick


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in the image decoders of ImageMagick.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a malicious
DCM, DIB, XBM, XCF, or XWD image, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary
code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04:
libmagick9 7:
Ubuntu 6.10:
libmagick9 7:
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libmagick9 6:

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


CVE-2007-4985, CVE-2007-4986, CVE-2007-4987, CVE-2007-4988