GraphicsMagick: Format string vulnerability — GLSA 200602-13

A vulnerability in GraphicsMagick allows attackers to crash the application and potentially execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-gfx/graphicsmagick on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.1.7
Unaffected versions >= 1.1.7

Background

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

Description

The SetImageInfo function was found vulnerable to a format string mishandling. Daniel Kobras discovered that the handling of "%"-escaped sequences in filenames passed to the function is inadequate in ImageMagick GLSA 200602-06 and the same vulnerability exists in GraphicsMagick.

Impact

By feeding specially crafted file names to GraphicsMagick an attacker can crash the program and possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running GraphicsMagick.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GraphicsMagick users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/graphicsmagick-1.1.7"

References

Release Date
February 26, 2006

Latest Revision
February 26, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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