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Failure to patch known ImageMagick flaw for months costs Facebook $40k

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Jan
2017
Failure to patch known ImageMagick flaw for months costs Facebook $40k

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It’s not common for a security-conscious internet company to leave a well-known vulnerability unpatched for months, but it happens. Facebook paid a US$40,000 reward to a researcher after he warned the company that its servers were vulnerable to an exploit called ImageTragick.

ImageTragick is the name given by the security community to a critical vulnerability that was found in the ImageMagick image processing tool back in May.

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