GLSA-200705-13 : ImageMagick: Multiple buffer overflows

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25209


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-13 (ImageMagick: Multiple buffer overflows)

iDefense Labs has discovered multiple integer overflows in ImageMagick in the functions ReadDCMImage() and ReadXWDImage(), that are used to process DCM and XWD files.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open specially crafted XWD or DCM file, resulting in heap-based buffer overflows and possibly the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running ImageMagick. Note that this user may be httpd or any other account used by applications relying on the ImageMagick tools to automatically process images.
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-6.3.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25209

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200705-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/05/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1797

OSVDB: 34688, 34689

GLSA: 200705-13

CWE: 189