RHEL 4 : ImageMagick (RHSA-2005:320)

High Nessus Plugin ID 17623


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


Updated ImageMagick packages that fix a format string bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

ImageMagick(TM) is an image display and manipulation tool for the X Window System which can read and write multiple image formats.

A format string bug was found in the way ImageMagick handles filenames. An attacker could execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if they were able to trick the victim into opening a file with a specially crafted name. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0397 to this issue.

Additionally, a bug was fixed which caused ImageMagick(TM) to occasionally segfault when writing TIFF images to standard output.

Users of ImageMagick should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch, and are not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17623

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-320.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/03/25

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0397

BID: 12717, 12873

OSVDB: 14372

RHSA: 2005:320