Memory leak in ImageMagick



Published: 2022-10-10
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-3574
CWE-ID CWE-401
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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ImageMagick
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Memory leak

EUVDB-ID: #VU68074

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3574

CWE-ID: CWE-401 - Improper Release of Memory Before Removing Last Reference ('Memory Leak')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform DoS attack on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due memory leak when executing a crafted file with the convert command. A remote attacker can force the application to leak memory and perform denial of service attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

ImageMagick: before 6.9.12-8, 7.0.11-8


CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/ImageMagick/ImageMagick6/commit/cd7f9fb7751b0d59d5a74b12d971155caad5a792
http://github.com/ImageMagick/ImageMagick/commit/c6ad94fbb7b280f39c2fbbdc1c140e51b1b466e9
http://github.com/ImageMagick/ImageMagick/issues/3540
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/LNVDNM4ZEIYPT3SLZHPYN7OG4CZLEXZJ/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/5C6XAGUFPUF4SNVCI2T4OJK3EFIENBGP/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/4Q6MJAMGHGB552KSFTQKXEKJVQNM4MCT/

Q & A

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