Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : imagemagick vulnerability (USN-1544-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61642
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTom Lane discovered that ImageMagick would not always properly allocate memory. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially crafted PNG image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.