08 May 2012
DoS (Denial of Service)
This includes vulnerabilities ranging from excessive resource consumption (e.g. causing a system to use a lot of memory) to crashing an application or an entire system.
This covers vulnerabilities where malicious people are able to gain system access and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a local user.
This covers vulnerabilities where a user is able to conduct certain tasks with the privileges of other users or administrative users.
This typically includes cases where a local user on a client or server system can gain access to the administrator or root account thus taking full control of the system.
Red Hat has issued an update for ImageMagick. This fixes a weakness and multiple vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.
Updated packages are available via Red Hat Network.