#VU21071 Heap-based buffer overflow in ImageMagick

Published: 2019-09-12 | Updated: 2019-09-12

Vulnerability identifier: #VU21071

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-13298


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 the "MagickCore/enhance.c" file due to a boundary error in the "MagickCore/pixel-accessor.h" in SetPixelViaPixelInfo. A remote attacker can trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

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Vulnerable software versions

ImageMagick: 7.0.8-50 Q16

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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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