Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : imagemagick vulnerability (USN-1544-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61642


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


Tom Lane discovered that ImageMagick would not always properly allocate memory. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially crafted PNG image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61642

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1544-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/23

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:imagemagick, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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: 2012/08/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3437

BID: 54714

OSVDB: 84324

USN: 1544-1