ImageMagick 7.0.0 < 7.0.9-0 Denial of Service

low Nessus Plugin ID 152959
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The remote Windows host has an application installed that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote Windows host has a version of ImageMagick installed that is prior to 7.0.x prior to 7.0.9-0. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in magick/quantum-private.h due to improper checking of values assgined to type of 'unsigned int'. An unauthenticated, local attacker can exploit this issue, to cause the application to stop responding.


Upgrade to ImageMagick version 7.0.9-0 or later.

Note that you may need to manually uninstall the vulnerable version from the system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 152959

File Name: imagemagick_7_0_9.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/1/2021

Updated: 9/3/2021

Dependencies: imagemagick_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-27768


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:imagemagick:imagemagick

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ImageMagick

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/13/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/13/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-27768

IAVB: 2020-B-0076-S