Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : imagemagick vulnerability (USN-1028-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51075
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that ImageMagick would search for configuration files in the current directory. If a user were tricked into opening or processing an image in an arbitrary directory, a local attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.