Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1168-1 graphicsmagick -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
10 Nov 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-16669.
More information:

A 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.

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