Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : imagemagick regression (USN-3363-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102091


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


USN-3363-1 fixed vulnerabilities in ImageMagick. The update caused a regression for certain users when processing images. The problematic patch has been reverted pending further investigation.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

It was discovered that ImageMagick incorrectly handled certain malformed image files. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially crafted 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102091

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3363-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/01

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:imagemagick, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:imagemagick-6.q16, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++-6.q16-5v5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagickcore-6.q16-2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagickcore5, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/31

Reference Information

OSVDB: 156979, 156980, 156981, 156982, 156983, 157690, 157691, 157710, 157711, 157920, 158716, 159236, 160075, 160255, 160513, 161734, 161735, 161736, 161737

USN: 3363-2