#VU12639 Memory leak in ImageMagick

Published: 2018-05-14 | Updated: 2018-05-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU12639

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-18251


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor: ImageMagick.org


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The weakness exists in the function ReadPCDImage in coders/pcd.c due to memory leak. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted file and cause the service to crash.

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Vulnerable software versions

ImageMagick: 7.0.7-0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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