Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1245-1 graphicsmagick -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Jan 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 887158.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-5685.
More information:

A vulnerability has been discovered in GraphicsMagick, a collection of image processing tools, which may result in a denial of service.

  • CVE-2018-5685

    An infinite loop and application hang has been discovered in the ReadBMPImage function (coders/bmp.c). Remote attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial of service via an image file with a crafted bit-field mask value.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.16-1.1+deb7u17.

We recommend that you upgrade your graphicsmagick packages.

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