Debian DSA-3591-1 : imagemagick - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 91430


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


Bob Friesenhahn from the GraphicsMagick project discovered a command injection vulnerability in ImageMagick, a program suite for image manipulation. An attacker with control on input image or the input filename can execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running the application.

This update removes the possibility of using pipe (|) in filenames to interact with imagemagick.

It is important that you upgrade the libmagickcore-6.q16-2 and not just the imagemagick package. Applications using libmagickcore-6.q16-2 might also be affected and need to be restarted after the upgrade.


Upgrade the imagemagick packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 8:

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91430

File Name: debian_DSA-3591.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/2/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/1/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5118

DSA: 3591