Debian DLA-242-1 : imagemagick security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 84130


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a large number of potential security problems due to insufficient data validation when parsing different input formats.
Most of those potential security problems do not have a CVE number assigned.

While the security implications of all of these problems are not all fully known, it is highly recommended to update.

The update fixes the following identified vulnerabilities :


Incorrect validation of PNG buffer size, leading to DoS using specially crafted PNG files.


Out of bounds memory access in resize


Buffer overflow in PCX reader


Buffer overflow in DCM readers

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84130

File Name: debian_DLA-242.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/12/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagickcore3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagickcore3-extra, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagickwand-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagickwand3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perlmagick, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:imagemagick, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:imagemagick-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:imagemagick-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagick%2b%2b-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagick%2b%2b3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagickcore-dev

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/11/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3437, CVE-2014-8354, CVE-2014-8355, CVE-2014-8562

BID: 54714, 70830, 70837, 70839