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CVE-2006-5456 Detail

Current Description

Multiple buffer overflows in GraphicsMagick before 1.1.7 and ImageMagick 6.0.7 allow user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via (1) a DCM image that is not properly handled by the ReadDCMImage function in coders/dcm.c, or (2) a PALM image that is not properly handled by the ReadPALMImage function in coders/palm.c.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/23/2006      View Analysis Description

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Solution

This vulnerability is addressed in the following product release: GraphicsMagick, GraphicsMagick, 1.1.7 Unable to identify a patch for ImageMagick.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SGI 20070201-01-P External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200611-07 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200611-19 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2007-066-06 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1213 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:193 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:041 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:066 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:003 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0015 External Source BUGTRAQ 20061127 rPSA-2006-0218-1 ImageMagick External Source BUGTRAQ 20070208 rPSA-2007-0029-1 ImageMagick External Source BID 20707 External Source UBUNTU USN-372-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-422-1 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4170 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4171 Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source XF imagemagick-graphicsmagick-palm-bo(29816) External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9765

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