VDB-101611 · CVE-2017-9143 · BID 98682

ImageMagick 7.0.5-5 ART File coders/art.c ReadARTImage memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in ImageMagick 7.0.5-5 (Image Processing Software). Affected by this vulnerability is the function ReadARTImage of the file coders/art.c of the component ART File Handler. 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 ReadARTImage function in coders/art.c allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory leak) via a crafted .art file.

The bug was discovered 05/28/2017. The weakness was released 05/22/2017 by Venustech with Adlab of Venustech (GitHub Repository). It is possible to read the advisory at github.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-9143 since 05/22/2017. 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 of the vulnerability 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.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (100433).






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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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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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: github.com


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Product: imagemagick.org

Advisory: 3b0fe05cddd8910f84e51b4d50099702ea45ba4a
Researcher: ADLab (Venustech)
Organization: Adlab of Venustech
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CVE: CVE-2017-9143 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 98682 - ImageMagick CVE-2017-9143 Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-9143 - ImageMagick - Denial of Service Issue


Created: 05/23/2017 12:25 AM
Updated: 12/07/2022 06:38 AM
Changes: 05/23/2017 12:25 AM (75), 10/01/2020 08:19 PM (8), 12/25/2020 01:17 PM (3), 12/07/2022 06:38 AM (4)
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