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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:03:08 -0700
From: Tavis Ormandy <>
To: Bob Friesenhahn <>
Subject: Re: ImageMagick identify "d:" hangs

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 3:15 PM, Bob Friesenhahn
<> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Sep 2016, Tavis Ormandy wrote:
>> (/etc/passwd) /dumpname load 256 string filenameforall
>> $ convert test.gif png:test.png
>> <creates a file called test.png containing first line of /etc/passwd>
>> Also seems to work with gm convert.
> It is good that you did not single out just one using program.
> This issue seems to afflict any program which invokes Ghostscript in general
> and not just *Magick.  However, 'convert' does offer to write a rendered
> result to an output file.

I think I see the problem, ghostscript broke -dSAFER then they fixed
it later but didn't allocate a CVE, so the distros never updated.;a=commitdiff;h=ae930279498a5961fcf5d70ffe86864883609cbc

I think it should be fixed in gs 9.10 or later (Debian appears to be
on 9.06), but you can still enumerate filenames (just not the


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