Debian DLA-1168-1 : graphicsmagick security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104501
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA remote denial of service vulnerability has been discovered in graphicsmagick, a collection of image processing tools and associated libraries.
A specially crafted file can be used to produce a heap-based buffer overflow and application crash by exploiting a defect in the AcquireCacheNexus function in magick/pixel_cache.c.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.16-1.1+deb7u14.
We recommend that you upgrade your graphicsmagick packages.
Note: The previous graphicsmagick package inadvertently introduced a dependency on liblcms2-2. This version of the package returns to using liblcms1. If your system does not otherwise require liblcms2-2, you may want to consider removing it following the graphicsmagick upgrade.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.