RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : ImageMagick (RHSA-2005:480)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18422


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


Updated ImageMagick packages that fix a denial of service issue are now available.

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 that can read and write multiple image formats.

A denial of service bug was found in the way ImageMagick parses XWD files. A user or program executing ImageMagick to process a malicious XWD file can cause ImageMagick to enter an infinite loop causing a denial of service condition. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1739 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: 18422

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-480.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/06/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

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:2.1, 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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1739

BID: 13705

OSVDB: 16774, 16775

RHSA: 2005:480