Debian DSA-3580-1 : imagemagick - security update (ImageTragick)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91175


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Nikolay Ermishkin from the Mail.Ru Security Team and Stewie discovered several vulnerabilities in ImageMagick, a program suite for image manipulation. These vulnerabilities, collectively known as ImageTragick, are the consequence of lack of sanitization of untrusted input. An attacker with control on the image input could, with the privileges of the user running the application, execute code (CVE-2016-3714 ), make HTTP GET or FTP requests (CVE-2016-3718 ), or delete (CVE-2016-3715 ), move (CVE-2016-3716 ), or read (CVE-2016-3717 ) local files.

These vulnerabilities are particularly critical if Imagemagick processes images coming from remote parties, such as part of a web service.

The update disables the vulnerable coders (EPHEMERAL, URL, MVG, MSL, and PLT) and indirect reads via /etc/ImageMagick-6/policy.xml file. In addition, we introduce extra preventions, including some sanitization for input filenames in http/https delegates, the full remotion of PLT/Gnuplot decoder, and the need of explicit reference in the filename for the insecure coders.


Upgrade the imagemagick packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 8:

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91175

File Name: debian_DSA-3580.nasl

Version: 2.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/17/2016

Updated: 11/30/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:imagemagick, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2016

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 5/3/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3714, CVE-2016-3715, CVE-2016-3716, CVE-2016-3717, CVE-2016-3718

DSA: 3580