Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 : imagemagick vulnerability (USN-681-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36745


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


It was discovered that ImageMagick did not correctly handle certain malformed XCF images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted image with an application that uses ImageMagick, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36745

File Name: ubuntu_USN-681-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:imagemagick, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++9-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++9c2a, 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:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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: 2008/12/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1096

BID: 28821

USN: 681-1

CWE: 119