RHSA-2004:494 - Security Advisory
Security Advisory: Important
Updated ImageMagick packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are
ImageMagick(TM) is an image display and manipulation tool for the X Window
A heap overflow flaw was discovered in the ImageMagick image handler.
An attacker could create a carefully crafted BMP file in such a way that it
would cause ImageMagick to execute arbitrary code when processing the
image. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CAN-2004-0827 to this issue.
A temporary file handling bug has been found in ImageMagick's libmagick
library. A local user could overwrite or create files as a different user
if a program was linked with the vulnerable library. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2003-0455 to this issue.
Users of ImageMagick should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
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