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Researchers Uncover New Bugs in Popular ImageMagick Image Processing Utility

Researchers Uncover New Bugs in Popular ImageMagick Image Processing Utility

Feb 01, 2023 Vulnerability
Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed details of two security flaws in the open source  ImageMagick software  that could potentially lead to a denial-of-service (DoS) and information disclosure. The two issues, which were identified by Latin American cybersecurity firm Metabase Q in version 7.1.0-49, were  addressed  in ImageMagick  version 7.1.0-52 , released in November 2022. A brief description of the flaws is as follows - CVE-2022-44267  - A DoS vulnerability that arises when parsing a PNG image with a filename that's a single dash ("-") CVE-2022-44268  - An information disclosure vulnerability that could be exploited to read arbitrary files from a server when parsing an image That said, an attacker must be able to upload a malicious image to a website using ImageMagick so as to weaponize the flaws remotely. The specially crafted image, for its part, can be created by inserting a  text chunk  that specifies some metadata of the attacker's choice (e.g.,
18-Byte ImageMagick Hack Could Have Leaked Images From Yahoo Mail Server

18-Byte ImageMagick Hack Could Have Leaked Images From Yahoo Mail Server

May 23, 2017
After the discovery of a critical vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to view private Yahoo Mail images, Yahoo retired the image-processing library ImageMagick. ImageMagick is an open-source image processing library that lets users resize, scale, crop, watermarking and tweak images. The tool is supported by PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl, C++, and many other programming languages. This popular image-processing library made headline last year with the discovery of the then-zero-day vulnerability, dubbed ImageTragick , which allowed hackers to execute malicious code on a Web server by uploading a maliciously-crafted image. Now, just last week, security researcher Chris Evans demonstrated an 18-byte exploit to the public that could be used to cause Yahoo servers to leak other users' private Yahoo! Mail image attachments. 'Yahoobleed' Bug Leaks Images From Server Memory The exploit abuses a security vulnerability in the ImageMagick library, which Evans dubbed
Webinar: Learn How to Stop Hackers from Exploiting Hidden Identity Weaknesses

Webinar: Learn How to Stop Hackers from Exploiting Hidden Identity Weaknesses

Apr 10, 2024Webinar / Identity Security
We all know passwords and firewalls are important, but what about the invisible threats lurking beneath the surface of your systems? Identity Threat Exposures (ITEs) are like secret tunnels for hackers – they make your security way more vulnerable than you think. Think of it like this: misconfigurations, forgotten accounts, and old settings are like cracks in your digital fortress walls. Hackers exploit these weaknesses to steal login information, gain sneaky access, and move around your systems unnoticed, whether they're in the cloud or on-site. This upcoming webinar,  " Today's Top 4 Identity Security Threat Exposures: Are You Vulnerable? "  isn't just for tech experts—it's about protecting your business.  We'll use real-world examples and insights from Silverfort's latest report to show you the hidden dangers of ITEs. You'll learn about: The Top 4 Identity Threats You Might Be Overlooking:  We'll name them and explain why they're
Warning — Widely Popular ImageMagick Tool Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution

Warning — Widely Popular ImageMagick Tool Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution

May 04, 2016
A serious zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in ImageMagick , a widely popular software tool used by a large number of websites to process user's photos, which could allow hackers to execute malicious code remotely on servers. ImageMagick is an open-source image processing library that lets users resize, scale, crop, watermarking and tweak images. The ImageMagick tool is supported by many programming languages, including Perl, C++, PHP, Python, Ruby and is being deployed by Millions of websites, blogs, social media platforms, and popular content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress and Drupal. Slack security engineer Ryan Huber disclosed a zero-day flaw (CVE-2016–3714) in the ImageMagick image processing library that allows a hacker to execute malicious code on a Web server by uploading maliciously-crafted image. For example, by uploading a booby-trapped selfie to a web service that uses ImageMagick, an attacker can execute malicious code on the website&#
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