FreeBSD : ImageMagick and GraphicsMagick -- DoS via specially crafted PNG file (98690c45-0361-11e2-a391-000c29033c32)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62298


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Kurt Seifried reports :

There is an issue in ImageMagick that is also present in GraphicsMagick. CVE-2011-3026 deals with libpng memory allocation, and limitations have been added so that a bad PNG can't cause the system to allocate a lot of memory and a denial of service. However on further investigation of ImageMagick, Tom Lane found that PNG malloc function (Magick_png_malloc) in turn calls AcquireMagickMemory with an improper size argument.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62298

File Name: freebsd_pkg_98690c45036111e2a391000c29033c32.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/26

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:GraphicsMagick, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:GraphicsMagick-nox11, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ImageMagick, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ImageMagick-nox11, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3438

BID: 54716

Secunia: 50090