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Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
A buffer overflow in imagemagick's EXIF parsing routine has been
discovered in imagemagick versions prior to 6.1.0. Trying to query
EXIF information of a malicious image file might result in execution
of arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
Since imagemagick can be used in custom printing systems, this also
might lead to privilege escalation (execute code with the printer
spooler's privileges). However, Ubuntu's standard printing system does
not use imagemagick, thus there is no risk of privilege escalation in
a standard installation.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20690 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0981
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