ImageMagick < 6.7.8-8 gif.c Memory Corruption

High Nessus Plugin ID 70739


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is running a version of ImageMagick prior to version 6.7.8-8. It is, therefore, affected by a memory corruption vulnerability in 'gif.c' while processing GIF comments because a null character is used to terminate comments. Exploitation of this issue could result in a denial of service or arbitrary code execution. To fix this issue, raw memory handling is replaced with a 'ConcatenateString' function.


Upgrade to ImageMagick 6.7.8-8 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: 70739

File Name: imagemagick_6_7_8_8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2013/11/04

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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4298

BID: 62080

OSVDB: 96747