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

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ImageMagick: PALM and DCM buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
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

A possible hacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted DCM or PALM
image with ImageMagick, and possibly execute arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running ImageMagick.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5456


Solution:
All ImageMagick users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/imagemagick-6.3.0.5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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