Debian Security Advisory

DLA-517-1 imagemagick -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Jun 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4563.
More information:

The code did not check the integer didn't overflow before trying to resize a buffer. A specially crafted file could result in using memory past the end of the allocated buffer.

This security CVEs for this issue (CVE-2016-4563) along with CVE-2016-4562 and CVE-2016-4564 were based on a security advisory that will not be made public. This security fix was generated based only on the surface-level code-change information that is public in GitHub. For more information on this, see:

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 8:

We recommend that you upgrade your imagemagick packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: