Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : imagemagick vulnerabilities (USN-3232-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97753


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that ImageMagick incorrectly handled certain malformed image files. If a user or automated system using ImageMagick were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97753

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3232-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/15

Modified: 2017/03/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:imagemagick, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:imagemagick-6.q16, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++-6.q16-5v5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagick++5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagickcore-6.q16-2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagickcore-6.q16-2-extra, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagickcore4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagickcore4-extra, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagickcore5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagickcore5-extra, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6498, CVE-2017-6499, CVE-2017-6500

OSVDB: 151765, 152955, 152960

USN: 3232-1