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Security update for ImageMagick


(Last modified: 08NOV2006)

solutions Security update for ImageMagick SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (54784cdc395efc4acd3491b3f202e583)

Applies to

Package: ImageMagick
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 for x86
SLE SDK 10 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 for X86-64
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
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
Patch: patch-11290
Release: 20061108
Obsoletes: 9572451219715989842a945aed31ae16


Please install this update.



Problem description

Two security problems were found in GraphicsMagick which are also present in ImageMagick.
CVE-2006-5456: Multiple buffer overflows in ImageMagick allowed user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute execute arbitrary code via (1) a DCM image that is not properly handled by the ReadDCMImage function in coders/dcm.c, or (2) a PALM image that is not properly handled by the ReadPALMImage function in coders/palm.c.
Additionally a segfault regression when converting a PGM image was fixed on SLE 10.


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 ImageMagick-Magick++.rpm ImageMagick-devel.rpm perl-PerlMagick.rpm

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