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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   ImageMagick Vendors:   ImageMagick.org
(Sun Issues Fix) ImageMagick SetImageInfo() Format String Bug May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019291
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019291
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0082   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 1 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ImageMagick. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

The SetImageInfo() function in 'image.c' contains a format string vulnerability. A remote user can create a specially named file that contains format string characters. When the file is processed (using the convert program, for example), arbitrary code may be executed with the privileges of the user running ImageMagick.

Daniel Kobras discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a specially named file that, when processed by ImageMagick, may execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 137038-01 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 136882-01 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 137039-01 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 136883-01 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-231321-1

Vendor URL:  www.imagemagick.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  9, 10

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Feb 14 2006 ImageMagick SetImageInfo() Format String Bug May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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