GLSA-200611-19 : ImageMagick: PALM and DCM buffer overflows

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23727


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-19 (ImageMagick: PALM and DCM buffer overflows)

M. Joonas Pihlaja has reported that a boundary error exists within the ReadDCMImage() function of coders/dcm.c, causing the improper handling of DCM images. Pihlaja also reported that there are several boundary errors in the ReadPALMImage() function of coders/palm.c, similarly causing the improper handling of PALM images.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted DCM or PALM image with ImageMagick, and possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges 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-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23727

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200611-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/11/27

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5456

BID: 20707

OSVDB: 29989, 29990

GLSA: 200611-19