Debian Security Advisory

DLA-502-1 graphicsmagick -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
02 Jun 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 825800.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5118.
More information:

Bob Friesenhahn discovered a command injection vulnerability in Graphicsmagick, a program suite for image manipulation. An attacker with control on input image or the input filename can execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running the application.

This update removes the possibility of using pipe (|) in filenames to interact with graphicsmagick.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.16-1.1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your graphicsmagick packages.

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