GLSA-200503-11 : ImageMagick: Filename handling vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 17283


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-11 (ImageMagick: Filename handling vulnerability)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has identified a flaw in the handling of filenames by the ImageMagick utilities.
Impact :

Successful exploitation may disrupt web applications that depend on ImageMagick for image processing, potentially executing arbitrary code.
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-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17283

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:imagemagick, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0397

OSVDB: 14372

GLSA: 200503-11