RHEL 2.1 : ImageMagick (RHSA-2004:494)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated ImageMagick packages that fix various security vulnerabilities
are now available.

ImageMagick(TM) is an image display and manipulation tool for the X
Window System.

A heap overflow flaw was discovered in the ImageMagick image handler.
An attacker could create a carefully crafted BMP file in such a way
that it would cause ImageMagick to execute arbitrary code when
processing the image. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0827 to this issue.

A temporary file handling bug has been found in ImageMagick's
libmagick library. A local user could overwrite or create files as a
different user if a program was linked with the vulnerable library.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2003-0455 to this issue.

Users of ImageMagick should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0455.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0827.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-494.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15537 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0455
CVE-2004-0827