#VU13872 Out-of-bounds write in ImageMagick

Published: 2018-07-16 | Updated: 2018-07-16

Vulnerability identifier: #VU13872

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-12599


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor: ImageMagick.org


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists in ReadBMPImage and WriteBMPImage in coders/bmp.c due to out-of-bounds write. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted file and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

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Vulnerable software versions

ImageMagick: 7.0.8-3

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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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