Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : graphicsmagick (MDVSA-2012:165)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62540


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in graphicsmagick :

The Magick_png_malloc function in coders/png.c in GraphicsMagick 6.7.8-6 does not use the proper variable type for the allocation size, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted PNG file that triggers incorrect memory allocation (CVE-2012-3438).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62540

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-165.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/10/15

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:graphicsmagick, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:graphicsmagick-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64graphicsmagick-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64graphicsmagick3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64graphicsmagickwand2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgraphicsmagick-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgraphicsmagick3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgraphicsmagickwand2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-Graphics-Magick, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3438

BID: 54716

MDVSA: 2012:165