RHEL 3 / 4 : ImageMagick (RHSA-2005:413)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18385


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


Updated ImageMagick packages that fix a buffer overflow issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important 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 heap based buffer overflow bug was found in the way ImageMagick parses PNM files. An attacker could execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if they were able to trick the victim into opening a specially crafted PNM file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1275 to this issue.

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18385

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-413.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/05/28

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1275

OSVDB: 15891

RHSA: 2005:413