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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   ImageMagick Vendors:   ImageMagick.org
ImageMagick Heap Overflow in Processing PCX Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019881
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019881
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1097   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 17 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 6.2.4-5, 6.2.8-0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ImageMagick. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PCX file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

The vulnerability resides in the ReadPCXImage() function in 'coders/pcx.c'.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.imagemagick.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) ImageMagick Heap Overflow in Processing PCX Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
Apr 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) ImageMagick Heap Overflow in Processing PCX Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



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