Scientific Linux Security Update : ImageMagick on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the ImageMagick routine responsible for creating X11 images.
An attacker could create a specially-crafted image file that, when
opened by a victim, would cause ImageMagick to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-1882)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- previously, portions of certain RGB images on the right
side were not rendered and left black when converting or
displaying them. With this update, RGB images display
correctly. (BZ#625058)

All running instances of ImageMagick must be restarted for this update
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3dc573da
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=625058

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60843 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1882