ImageMagick < 6.5.2-9 magick/xwindow.c XMakeImage() Function TIFF File Handling Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 38951


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by an integer overflow vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is running a version of ImageMagick earlier than 6.5.2-9. Such versions reportedly fail to properly handle malformed 'TIFF' files in the 'XMakeImage()' function. If an attacker can trick a user on the remote host into opening a specially crafted file using the affected application, he can leverage this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to ImageMagick version 6.5.2-9 or later.

Note that you may need to manually uninstall the vulnerable version from the system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38951

File Name: imagemagick_6_5_2_9.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/05/29

Modified: 2017/03/22

Dependencies: 38949

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:imagemagick:imagemagick

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ImageMagick

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1882

BID: 35111

OSVDB: 54729

Secunia: 35216

CWE: 189