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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5855-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5855-1
Posted Feb 10, 2023
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5855-1 - It was discovered that ImageMagick incorrectly handled certain PNG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted PNG file, an attacker could use this issue to cause ImageMagick to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain the contents of arbitrary files by including them into images.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2022-44267
SHA-256 | 0f07dd88b01c79ab622efd18fa17fde989bb7e3b33fb811a3372d92d22cbf3f4

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5855-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5855-1
February 09, 2023

imagemagick vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in ImageMagick.

Software Description:
- imagemagick: Image manipulation programs and library

Details:

It was discovered that ImageMagick incorrectly handled certain PNG images.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
PNG file, an attacker could use this issue to cause ImageMagick to stop
responding, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain the
contents of arbitrary files by including them into images.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
imagemagick 8:6.9.7.4+dfsg-16ubuntu6.15
imagemagick-6.q16 8:6.9.7.4+dfsg-16ubuntu6.15
libmagick++-6.q16-7 8:6.9.7.4+dfsg-16ubuntu6.15
libmagickcore-6.q16-3 8:6.9.7.4+dfsg-16ubuntu6.15
libmagickcore-6.q16-3-extra 8:6.9.7.4+dfsg-16ubuntu6.15

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5855-1
CVE-2022-44267, CVE-2022-44268

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/imagemagick/8:6.9.7.4+dfsg-16ubuntu6.15
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