ImageMagick 7.0.5-6 MAT File coders\mat.c ReadMATImage memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in ImageMagick 7.0.5-6 (Image Processing Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is the function ReadMATImage of the file coders\mat.c of the component MAT File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 05/04/2017. The weakness was shared 07/10/2017 (GitHub Repository). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-11141 since 07/09/2017. 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 was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 66 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 101794 (Debian DSA-3914-1 : 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 196857 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Imagemagick Vulnerabilities (USN-3363-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (101794). The entries 101833, 101834, 101943 and 101945 are related to this item.





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

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Nessus ID: 101794
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3914-1 : imagemagick - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703914
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Advisory: 469
Researcher: jgj212
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CVE: CVE-2017-11141 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 99506 - ImageMagick CVE-2017-11141 Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 07/10/2017 09:29 AM
Updated: 12/12/2022 09:19 AM
Changes: 07/10/2017 09:29 AM (77), 10/24/2019 03:29 PM (6), 12/31/2020 12:25 PM (3), 12/12/2022 09:19 AM (3)
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