ImageMagick 7.0.5-5 pcd.c ReadPCDImage memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in ImageMagick 7.0.5-5 (Image Processing Software). Affected is the function ReadPCDImage of the file pcd.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software 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. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 04/30/2017. The weakness was released 04/30/2017 (GitHub Repository). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-8351 since 04/30/2017. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

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 170046 (OpenSUSE Security Update for GraphicsMagick (openSUSE-SU-2017:1413-1)).

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 vulnerability database at Tenable (100433). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 99943, 99945, 100738 and 100739.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 100433
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3863-1 : imagemagick - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703863
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3863-1 (imagemagick - security update)
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Advisory: 448
Researcher: bestshow
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-8351 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 98371 - ImageMagick CVE-2017-8351 Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-8351 - ImageMagick - Denial of Service Issue

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Created: 05/01/2017 12:16 AM
Updated: 12/02/2022 02:37 PM
Changes: 05/01/2017 12:16 AM (75), 09/22/2020 02:42 PM (7), 12/22/2020 09:36 AM (3), 12/02/2022 02:37 PM (3)
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