Amazon Linux AMI : GraphicsMagick (ALAS-2016-752)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94018


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


A possible heap overflow was discovered in the EscapeParenthesis() function (CVE-2016-7447).

Various issues were found in the processing of SVG files in GraphicsMagick (CVE-2016-7446).

The TIFF reader had a bug pertaining to use of TIFFGetField() when a 'count' value is returned. The bug caused a heap read overflow (due to using strlcpy() to copy a possibly unterminated string) which could allow an untrusted file to crash the software (CVE-2016-7449).

The Utah RLE reader did not validate that header information was reasonable given the file size and so it could cause huge memory allocations and/or consume huge amounts of CPU, causing a denial of service (CVE-2016-7448)


Run 'yum update GraphicsMagick' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94018

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-752.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/13

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:GraphicsMagick, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:GraphicsMagick-c++, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:GraphicsMagick-c++-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:GraphicsMagick-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:GraphicsMagick-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:GraphicsMagick-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:GraphicsMagick-perl, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7446, CVE-2016-7447, CVE-2016-7448, CVE-2016-7449

ALAS: 2016-752