Debian Security Advisory

DLA-683-1 graphicsmagick -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7448, CVE-2016-7996, CVE-2016-7997, CVE-2016-8682, CVE-2016-8683, CVE-2016-8684.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been found in the graphicsmagick package that may lead to denial of service through failed assertions, CPU or memory usage. Some vulnerabilities may also lead to code execution but no exploit is currently known.

  • CVE-2016-7448

    Utah RLE: Reject truncated/absurd files which caused huge memory allocations and/or consumed huge CPU

  • CVE-2016-7996

    missing check that the provided colormap is not larger than 256 entries resulting in potential heap overflow

  • CVE-2016-7997

    denial of service via a crash due to an assertion

  • CVE-2016-8682

    stack-based buffer overflow in ReadSCTImage (sct.c)

  • CVE-2016-8683

    memory allocation failure in ReadPCXImage (pcx.c)

  • CVE-2016-8684

    memory allocation failure in MagickMalloc (memory.c)

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.16-1.1+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your graphicsmagick packages.

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