Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : imagemagick vulnerabilities (USN-422-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28014


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


Vladimir Nadvornik discovered that the fix for CVE-2006-5456, released in USN-372-1, did not correctly solve the original flaw in PALM image handling. By tricking a user into processing a specially crafted image with an application that uses imagemagick, an attacker could 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: 28014

File Name: ubuntu_USN-422-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5456, CVE-2007-0770

BID: 20707

OSVDB: 29989, 29990, 31911

USN: 422-1