ImageMagick 6.x < 6.9.6-5 TIFFGetProperties() NULL Pointer Dereference DoS

High Nessus Plugin ID 95719


An application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of ImageMagick installed on the remote Windows host is 6.x prior to 6.9.6-5. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to a NULL pointer dereference flaw in the TIFFGetProperties() function within file coders/tiff.c.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted TIFF image, to crash a process linked against the library.


Upgrade to ImageMagick version 6.9.6-5 or later. Note that you may also need to manually uninstall the vulnerable version from the system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95719

File Name: imagemagick_6_9_6_5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/12/12

Modified: 2017/03/22

Dependencies: 38949

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6

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:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:imagemagick:imagemagick

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ImageMagick

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9559

BID: 94489

OSVDB: 147693

IAVB: 2016-B-0178