ImageMagick: PSD decoding heap overflow — GLSA 200501-26

ImageMagick is vulnerable to a heap overflow when decoding Photoshop Document (PSD) files, which could lead to arbitrary code execution.

Affected Packages

media-gfx/imagemagick on all architectures
Affected versions < 6.1.8.8
Unaffected versions >= 6.1.8.8

Background

ImageMagick is a collection of tools to read, write and manipulate images in many formats.

Description

Andrei Nigmatulin discovered that a Photoshop Document (PSD) file with more than 24 layers could trigger a heap overflow.

Impact

An attacker could potentially design a mailicous PSD image file to cause arbitrary code execution with the permissions of the user running ImageMagick.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ImageMagick users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/imagemagick-6.1.8.8"

References

Release Date
January 20, 2005

Latest Revision
January 20, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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