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Ubuntu alert USN-1949-1 (imagemagick)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-1949-1] ImageMagick vulnerability
Date:  Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:10:07 -0400
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========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1949-1 September 10, 2013 imagemagick vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 13.04 - Ubuntu 12.10 Summary: ImageMagick could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file. Software Description: - imagemagick: Image manipulation programs and library Details: It was discovered that ImageMagick incorrectly handled decoding GIF image comments. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 13.04: libmagick++5 8: libmagickcore5 8: Ubuntu 12.10: libmagick++5 8: libmagickcore5 8: In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2013-4298 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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