Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : imagemagick vulnerabilities (USN-3131-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 95053
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that ImageMagick incorrectly handled certain malformed image files. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially crafted 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.