Check Point Advisories

ImageMagick SGI File Handling Buffer Overflow (CVE-2006-4144)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2006-325
Date Published: 28 Dec 2006
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Sunday 02 March, 2014
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-4144
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the ImageMagick SGI decoder component. The vulnerability is due to an error in the ImageMagick SGI decoder component that fails to sufficiently check data contained in SGI files during processing. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by convincing a victim to open a malicious SGI file. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will crash the application, and may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed SGI files over HTTP.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the ImageMagick SGI File Handling Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  ImageMagick SGI file handling buffer overflow

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