Debian Security Advisory

DLA-547-2 graphicsmagick -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Mar 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5240.
More information:

The fix for CVE-2016-5240 was improperly applied which resulted in GraphicsMagick crashing instead of entering an infinite loop with the given proof of concept.

Furthermore, the original announcement mistakently used the identifier "DLA 574-1" instead of the correct one, "DLA 547-1".

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.16-1.1+deb7u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your graphicsmagick packages.

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