ImageMagick Security Update

Number: AV16-073
Date: 6 May 2016


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the recently released security update for ImageMagick.


ImageMagick Studio has released a security update for a critical vulnerability in ImageMagick. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow for arbitrary remote code execution.

Affected versions:

CVE Reference: CVE-2016-3714

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.


ImageMagick Security Update Download Page:

CCIRC Alert AL16-007:

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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