Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : imagemagick vulnerability (USN-1544-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Tom Lane discovered that ImageMagick would not always properly
allocate memory. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were
tricked into opening a specially crafted PNG image, an attacker could
exploit this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute code
with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61642 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54714

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3437