ImageMagick coders/rle.c ReadRLEImage out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability was found in ImageMagick (Image Processing Software) (affected version unknown). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is the function ReadRLEImage of the file coders/rle.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-125. The software reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 09/29/2016. The weakness was shared 04/19/2017 by Moshe Kaplan (oss-sec). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-7519 since 09/09/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 93115 (Debian DSA-3652-1 : imagemagick - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 169324 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for ImageMagick (SUSE-SU-2016:2667-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (93115). The entries 87737, 87738, 87739 and 94147 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 93115
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3652-1 : imagemagick - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for WindowMaker FEDORA-2017-8f27031c8f
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08/07/2016 🔍
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Advisory: 82
Researcher: Moshe Kaplan
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-7519 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 93131 - ImageMagick Multiple Heap Overflow Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-7519 - ImageMagick - Out-of-Bounds Read Issue

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Created: 04/19/2017 10:10 PM
Updated: 12/01/2022 12:37 PM
Changes: 04/19/2017 10:10 PM (72), 09/17/2020 05:29 PM (7), 12/01/2022 12:37 PM (4)
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