RHEL 3 : ImageMagick (RHSA-2004:480)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15535


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


Updated ImageMagick packages that fix a BMP loader vulnerability are now available.

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

A heap overflow flaw has been discovered in the ImageMagick image handler. An attacker could create a carefully crafted BMP file in such a way that it could 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.

Users of ImageMagick should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15535

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-480.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/10/21

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ImageMagick, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ImageMagick-c++, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ImageMagick-c++-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ImageMagick-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ImageMagick-perl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0827

OSVDB: 9378

RHSA: 2004:480