RHEL 3 / 4 : ImageMagick (RHSA-2005:413)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated ImageMagick packages that fix a buffer overflow issue are now
available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

ImageMagick(TM) is an image display and manipulation tool for the X
Window System which can read and write multiple image formats.

A heap based buffer overflow bug was found in the way ImageMagick
parses PNM files. An attacker could execute arbitrary code on a
victim's machine if they were able to trick the victim into opening a
specially crafted PNM file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1275 to this
issue.

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1275.html
http://www.overflow.pl/adv/imheapoverflow.txt
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-413.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18385 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1275