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Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 12:25:09 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: oss-security <>
Subject: Re: ImageMagick Is On Fire -- CVE-2016-3714

Without making a commercial pitch for the company I work ... I suspect one
aspect of other vendors not fixing this is that there is a very
simple/effective/verifiable workaround to prevent exploitation of this, and
even with vendor updates I would still suggest using the workaround, after
reading the MVG docs it seems to much like flash to ever be "safe" (also in
a web app world I can't imagine a normal use case for people uploading MVG

On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 11:07 AM, Bob Friesenhahn <> wrote:

> I find it very disturbing that there seems to be very little response from
> popular OS distributions to this issue.  Most do not appear to have issued
> any package updates to close the shell exploit.  Perhaps
> the opinion is that major new versions will be introduced as part of major
> distribution releases and it is ok for users to exposed to problems for two
> or three years.
> As an example Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (which is supposed to be getting security
> updates) has not provided ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick package updates in
> 3 years.
> Even NebBSD pkgsrc does not appear to have created a new version to
> address the "ImageTragick" issues.
> What is the point of security notices and advisories if there is no
> response from the community to provide updates to protect the majority of
> their users (who are using 'stable' releases) from the problems?
> Bob
> --
> Bob Friesenhahn
> GraphicsMagick Maintainer,


Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud
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