ImageMagick 7.0.7-0 Q16 coders/png.c ReadOneMNGImage null pointer dereference

CVSS Meta Temp Score
CVSS is a standardized scoring system to determine possibilities of attacks. The Temp Score considers temporal factors like disclosure, exploit and countermeasures. The unique Meta Score calculates the average score of different sources to provide a normalized scoring system.
Current Exploit Price (≈)
Our analysts are monitoring exploit markets and are in contact with vulnerability brokers. The range indicates the observed or calculated exploit price to be seen on exploit markets. A good indicator to understand the monetary effort required for and the popularity of an attack.
CTI Interest Score
Our Cyber Threat Intelligence team is monitoring different web sites, mailing lists, exploit markets and social media networks. The CTI Interest Score identifies the interest of attackers and the security community for this specific vulnerability in real-time. A high score indicates an elevated risk to be targeted for this vulnerability.

A vulnerability was found in ImageMagick 7.0.7-0 Q16 (Image Processing Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is the function ReadOneMNGImage of the file coders/png.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

ImageMagick 7.0.7-0 Q16 has a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability in ReadOneMNGImage in coders/png.c.

The bug was discovered 10/03/2017. The weakness was presented 10/05/2017 (GitHub Repository). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-15017 since 10/03/2017. The exploitation appears to be easy. 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 was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 103756 (Debian DLA-1131-1 : 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 170990 (OpenSUSE Security Update for GraphicsMagick (openSUSE-SU-2018:0733-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 5 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (103756).






CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB CVSS-B Score: 🔍
VulDB CVSS-BT Score: 🔍
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍


VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 3.8
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 8.8
NVD Vector: 🔍



VulDB Base Score: 🔍
VulDB Temp Score: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 🔍


Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Status: Not defined

EPSS Score: 🔍
EPSS Percentile: 🔍

Price Prediction: 🔍
Current Price Estimation: 🔍


Nessus ID: 103756
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-1131-1 : imagemagick security update
Nessus File: 🔍
Nessus Risk: 🔍
Nessus Family: 🔍
Nessus Context: 🔍

OpenVAS ID: 64040
OpenVAS Name: Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1131-1] imagemagick security update)
OpenVAS File: 🔍
OpenVAS Family: 🔍

Qualys ID: 🔍
Qualys Name: 🔍

Threat Intelligenceinfo

Interest: 🔍
Active Actors: 🔍
Active APT Groups: 🔍


Recommended: Upgrade
Status: 🔍

Reaction Time: 🔍
0-Day Time: 🔍
Exposure Time: 🔍


10/03/2017 🔍
10/03/2017 +0 days 🔍
10/04/2017 +1 days 🔍
10/05/2017 +1 days 🔍
10/05/2017 +0 days 🔍
10/10/2017 +5 days 🔍
10/11/2017 +1 days 🔍
12/30/2022 +1906 days 🔍



Advisory: 723
Status: Not defined
Confirmation: 🔍

CVE: CVE-2017-15017 (🔍)


Created: 10/05/2017 03:23 PM
Updated: 12/30/2022 06:29 PM
Changes: 10/05/2017 03:23 PM (69), 11/22/2019 11:13 AM (8), 12/30/2022 06:22 PM (4), 12/30/2022 06:29 PM (1)
Complete: 🔍
Cache ID: 44:074:40


No comments yet. Languages: en.

Please log in to comment.

Might our Artificial Intelligence support you?

Check our Alexa App!