GLSA-200505-16 : ImageMagick, GraphicsMagick: Denial of Service vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-16
(ImageMagick, GraphicsMagick: Denial of Service vulnerability)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a
Denial of Service vulnerability in the XWD decoder of ImageMagick and
GraphicsMagick when setting a color mask to zero.

Impact :

A remote attacker could submit a specially crafted image to a user or
an automated system making use of an affected utility, resulting in a
Denial of Service by consumption of CPU time.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200505-16.xml

Solution :

All ImageMagick users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/imagemagick-6.2.2.3'
All GraphicsMagick users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/graphicsmagick-1.1.6-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18380 (gentoo_GLSA-200505-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1739