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ImageMagick Vulnerabilities Put Many Websites at Risk

10:57 am on May 4, 2016 (gmt 0)

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It seems it took only 40-minites to create a working proof of concept exploit.

A large number of websites are vulnerable to a simple attack that allows hackers to execute malicious code hidden inside booby-trapped images.

The vulnerability resides in ImageMagick, a widely used image-processing library that's supported by PHP, Ruby, NodeJS, Python, and about a dozen other languages. Many social media and blogging sites, as well as a large number of content management systems, directly or indirectly rely on ImageMagick-based processing so they can resize images uploaded by end users. ImageMagick Vulnerabilities Put Many Websites at Risk [arstechnica.com]
They haven't issued any patches, but they did suggest website administrators add several lines of code to configuration files to block at least some of the possible exploits.

Here's the link to the code to prevent these exploits.