ImageMagick 7.0.5-5 dcm.c ReadDCMImage memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in ImageMagick 7.0.5-5 (Image Processing Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is the function ReadDCMImage of the file dcm.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

In ImageMagick 7.0.5-5, the ReadDCMImage function in dcm.c allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory leak) via a crafted file.

The bug was discovered 04/30/2017. The weakness was released 04/30/2017 (GitHub Repository). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-8346 since 04/30/2017. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 100433 (Debian DSA-3863-1 : 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 l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196797 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Imagemagick Vulnerabilities (USN-3302-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 4 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (100433) and SecurityFocus (BID 98346†).






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 100433
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3863-1 : imagemagick - security update
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OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3863-1 (imagemagick - security update)
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Advisory: 440
Researcher: bestshow
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CVE: CVE-2017-8346 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 98346 - ImageMagick CVE-2017-8346 Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-8346 - ImageMagick - Denial of Service Issue


Created: 05/01/2017 12:15 AM
Updated: 12/02/2022 02:28 PM
Changes: 05/01/2017 12:15 AM (75), 09/22/2020 02:06 PM (7), 12/22/2020 09:15 AM (3), 12/02/2022 02:28 PM (3)
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