Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : imagemagick vulnerability (USN-386-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27969


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


Daniel Kobras discovered multiple buffer overflows in ImageMagick's SGI file format decoder. By tricking a user or an automated system into processing a specially crafted SGI image, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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: 27969

File Name: ubuntu_USN-386-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:imagemagick, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++6-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++6c2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++9-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++9c2a, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick6-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick9-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:perlmagick, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4144, CVE-2006-5868

OSVDB: 27951

USN: 386-1