GraphicsMagick 1.3.26 coders/png.c WriteOnePNGImage out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability was found in GraphicsMagick 1.3.26 (Image Processing Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects the function WriteOnePNGImage of the file coders/png.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-125. The software reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 12/10/2017. The weakness was disclosed 12/11/2017 by Security Team (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-17501 since 12/10/2017. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful 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 scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 105659 (Debian DLA-1231-1 : graphicsmagick 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 4 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (105659). The entries 110446, 110448, 110449 and 110823 are pretty similar.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.4

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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 105659
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-1231-1 : graphicsmagick security update
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OpenVAS ID: 68513
OpenVAS Name: Debian Lts Announce DLA 1231-1 ([SECURITY] [DLA 1231-1] graphicsmagick security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Advisory: USN-4248-1
Researcher: Security Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-17501 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 102185 - GraphicsMagick CVE-2017-17501 Heap-Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 12/11/2017 11:45 AM
Updated: 01/17/2023 12:00 PM
Changes: 12/11/2017 11:45 AM (72), 12/13/2019 03:26 PM (8), 01/17/2023 12:00 PM (4)
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