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Security update for ImageMagick


(Last modified: 03SEP2004)

solutions Security update for ImageMagick SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (154f4414db83882a06a0e3fa83c00520)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: ImageMagick
Release: 20040903
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using ImageMagick and its tools should update.



Problem description

This update fixes a buffer overflow in the handling of BMP images and AVI movies in the ImageMagick image handling routines, potentially allowing an external attacker to gain access to the machine, if ImageMagick scripts are used in scripts parsing remote data.
Mitre has reserved CAN-2004-0827 for this issue.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh ImageMagick.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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