Amazon Linux 2023 : ImageMagick, ImageMagick-c++, ImageMagick-c++-devel (ALAS2023-2023-379)

high Nessus Plugin ID 183827


The remote Amazon Linux 2023 host is missing a security update.


It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2023-2023-379 advisory.

2024-06-06: CVE-2021-20309 was added to this advisory.

A flaw was found in ImageMagick, where a division by zero in WaveImage() of MagickCore/visual-effects.c may trigger undefined behavior via a crafted image file submitted to an application using ImageMagick. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2021-20309)

A vulnerability was found in ImageMagick where heap use-after-free was found in coders/bmp.c.

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the tested product security advisory.

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


Run 'dnf update ImageMagick --releasever 2023.2.20231018' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 183827

File Name: al2023_ALAS2023-2023-379.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/24/2023

Updated: 6/7/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-20309


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-c%2b%2b-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-perl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-c%2b%2b, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-perl, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2023, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-c%2b%2b-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:imagemagick-libs-debuginfo

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/5/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-20309, CVE-2023-5341