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imagemagick - insecure temporary file

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-331-1 imagemagick -- insecure temporary file

Date Reported:
27 Jun 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0455.
More information:

imagemagick's libmagick library, under certain circumstances, creates temporary files without taking appropriate security precautions. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to create or overwrite files with the privileges of another user who is invoking a program using this library.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4:

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 4:5.5.7-1.

We recommend that you update your imagemagick package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.

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