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RHSA-2004-480: ImageMagick Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the ImageMagick packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated ImageMagick packages that fix a BMP loader vulnerability are now

ImageMagick(TM) is an image display and manipulation tool for the X Window

A heap overflow flaw has been discovered in the ImageMagick image handler.
A possible hacker could create a carefully crafted BMP file in such a way that it
could cause ImageMagick to execute arbitrary code when processing the
image. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
has assigned the name CVE-2004-0827 to this issue.

Users of ImageMagick should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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