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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   ImageMagick Vendors:   ImageMagick.org
ImageMagick Heap Overflow in Processing PCX Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019881
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019881
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1097   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 17 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 6.2.4-5, 6.2.8-0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ImageMagick. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PCX file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

The vulnerability resides in the ReadPCXImage() function in 'coders/pcx.c'.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.imagemagick.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) ImageMagick Heap Overflow in Processing PCX Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
Apr 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) ImageMagick Heap Overflow in Processing PCX Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:05:28 -0400
Subject:  ImageMagick


Red Hat wrote:

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in ImageMagick's processing of
certain malformed PCX images. If a victim opened a specially-crafted PCX
file, an attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code on the victim's
machine. (CVE-2008-1097)
 
 


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