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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 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.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61642 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54714

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3437

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