RHEL 8 : imagemagick (Unpatched Vulnerability)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 199261


The remote Red Hat 8 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities that will not be patched.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has one or more packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities that have been acknowledged by the vendor but will not be patched.

- ImageMagick: Uninitialized variable in coders/mat.c:ReadMATImageV4() allows for memory corruption (CVE-2018-14551)

- ImageMagick 7.0.7-1 and older version are vulnerable to null pointer dereference in the MagickCore component and might lead to denial of service (CVE-2017-1000445)

- In ImageMagick 7.0.7-16 Q16 x86_64 2017-12-21, there is a heap-based buffer over-read in ReadOneMNGImage in coders/png.c, related to length calculation and caused by an off-by-one error. (CVE-2017-17879)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied on the package manager's report that the package is installed.


The vendor has acknowledged the vulnerabilities but no solution has been provided. Refer to the vendor for remediation guidance.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 199261

File Name: redhat_unpatched_imagemagick-rhel8.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2024

Updated: 6/3/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-14551


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:imagemagick

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/22/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000445, CVE-2017-17879, CVE-2017-17880, CVE-2017-17881, CVE-2017-17882, CVE-2017-17884, CVE-2017-17885, CVE-2017-17886, CVE-2017-17887, CVE-2017-17914, CVE-2017-17934, CVE-2017-18008, CVE-2017-18022, CVE-2017-18027, CVE-2017-18028, CVE-2017-18029, CVE-2017-18209, CVE-2017-18210, CVE-2017-18211, CVE-2017-18231, CVE-2017-18250, CVE-2017-18251, CVE-2017-18252, CVE-2017-18253, CVE-2017-18254, CVE-2017-18271, CVE-2017-18272, CVE-2017-18273, CVE-2018-10177, CVE-2018-10804, CVE-2018-10805, CVE-2018-11251, CVE-2018-11624, CVE-2018-11655, CVE-2018-11656, CVE-2018-12599, CVE-2018-12600, CVE-2018-13153, CVE-2018-14434, CVE-2018-14435, CVE-2018-14436, CVE-2018-14437, CVE-2018-14551, CVE-2018-15607, CVE-2018-16323, CVE-2018-5246, CVE-2018-5247, CVE-2018-5357, CVE-2018-6405, CVE-2018-6876, CVE-2018-6930, CVE-2018-7443, CVE-2018-7470, CVE-2018-8804, CVE-2018-8960, CVE-2018-9133, CVE-2018-9135