GLSA-200501-26 : ImageMagick: PSD decoding heap overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 16417

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VPR Score: 5.5


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-26 (ImageMagick: PSD decoding heap overflow)

Andrei Nigmatulin discovered that a Photoshop Document (PSD) file with more than 24 layers could trigger a heap overflow.
Impact :

An attacker could potentially design a mailicous PSD image file to cause arbitrary code execution with the permissions of the user running ImageMagick.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16417

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200501-26.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Updated: 2021/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:imagemagick, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0005

GLSA: 200501-26