Debian DSA-547-1 : imagemagick - buffer overflows

high Nessus Plugin ID 15384
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Marcus Meissner from SUSE has discovered several buffer overflows in the ImageMagick graphics library. An attacker could create a malicious image or video file in AVI, BMP, or DIB format that could crash the reading process. It might be possible that carefully crafted images could also allow to execute arbitrary code with the capabilities of the invoking process.


Upgrade the imagemagick packages.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15384

File Name: debian_DSA-547.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:imagemagick, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 9/16/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0827

DSA: 547