Amazon Linux AMI : ImageMagick (ALAS-2021-1479)

high Nessus Plugin ID 146570


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


The version of ImageMagick installed on the remote host is prior to It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2021-1479 advisory.

- ImageMagick before 6.9.11-40 and 7.x before 7.0.10-40 mishandles the -authenticate option, which allows setting a password for password-protected PDF files. The user-controlled password was not properly escaped/sanitized and it was therefore possible to inject additional shell commands via coders/pdf.c.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Run 'yum update ImageMagick' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 146570

File Name: ala_ALAS-2021-1479.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/18/2021

Updated: 2/18/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-29599


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ImageMagick, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-c%2b%2b, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-c%2b%2b-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ImageMagick-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ImageMagick-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ImageMagick-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ImageMagick-perl, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/16/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/7/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-29599

ALAS: 2021-1479