Ubuntu 12.10 / 13.04 : imagemagick vulnerability (USN-1949-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69843


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


It was discovered that ImageMagick incorrectly handled decoding GIF image comments. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libmagick++5 and / or libmagickcore5 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69843

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1949-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/11

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:libmagick++5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagickcore5, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4298

BID: 62080

USN: 1949-1