ImageMagick 7.0.6-1 coders/mat.c ReadMATImage memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in ImageMagick 7.0.6-1 (Image Processing Software). It has been classified as problematic. This affects the function ReadMATImage of the file coders/mat.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

When ImageMagick 7.0.6-1 processes a crafted file in convert, it can lead to a Memory Leak in the ReadMATImage() function in coders/mat.c.

The bug was discovered 07/22/2017. The weakness was presented 07/26/2017 (GitHub Repository). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-11644 since 07/25/2017. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. 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 was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 103333 (Fedora 25 : 1:emacs / ImageMagick / WindowMaker / autotrace / converseen / etc (2017-3a568adb31)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 170697 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for ImageMagick (SUSE-SU-2018:0132-1)).

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (103333) and SecurityFocus (BID 100014†).






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 103333
Nessus Name: Fedora 25 : 1:emacs / ImageMagick / WindowMaker / autotrace / converseen / etc (2017-3a568adb31)
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OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for WindowMaker FEDORA-2017-8f27031c8f
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CVE: CVE-2017-11644 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 100014 - ImageMagick CVE-2017-11644 Denial of Service Vulnerability


Created: 07/26/2017 11:38 PM
Updated: 12/14/2022 09:08 AM
Changes: 07/26/2017 11:38 PM (75), 11/01/2019 01:37 PM (6), 12/14/2022 09:08 AM (4)
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