Fedora Core 5 : ImageMagick- (2006-929)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24172


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


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

Tavis Ormandy discovered several integer and buffer overflow flaws in the way ImageMagick decodes XCF, SGI, and Sun bitmap graphic 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 image file. (CVE-2006-3743, CVE-2006-4144)

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

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24172

File Name: fedora_2006-929.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/01/17

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ImageMagick, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ImageMagick-c++, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ImageMagick-c++-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ImageMagick-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ImageMagick-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ImageMagick-perl, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/23

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2006-929