ImageMagick 7.0.6-1 coders/miff.c ReadMIFFImage resource management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in ImageMagick 7.0.6-1 (Image Processing Software). Affected is the function ReadMIFFImage of the file coders/miff.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes:

In ImageMagick 7.0.6-1, a memory exhaustion vulnerability was found in the function ReadMIFFImage in coders/miff.c, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service.

The bug was discovered 07/08/2017. The weakness was released 08/04/2017 (GitHub Repository). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-12429 since 08/04/2017. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 27 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 102889 (Debian DLA-1081-1 : 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 170773 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for ImageMagick (SUSE-SU-2018:0486-1)).

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 (102889). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 104360, 104389, 104390 and 104391.






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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 102889
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for WindowMaker FEDORA-2017-8f27031c8f
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CVE: CVE-2017-12429 (🔍)
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Created: 08/05/2017 08:10 PM
Updated: 12/14/2022 05:40 PM
Changes: 08/05/2017 08:10 PM (73), 11/03/2019 03:54 PM (4), 12/14/2022 05:32 PM (4), 12/14/2022 05:40 PM (1)
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