GraphicsMagick 1.3.26 coders/gray.c ReadGRAYImage out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in GraphicsMagick 1.3.26 (Image Processing Software). Affected by this vulnerability is the function ReadGRAYImage of the file coders/gray.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-125. The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

ReadGRAYImage in coders/gray.c in GraphicsMagick 1.3.26 has a magick/import.c ImportGrayQuantumType heap-based buffer over-read via a crafted file.

The bug was discovered 12/10/2017. The weakness was shared 12/11/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-17503 since 12/10/2017. 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 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. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 170778 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for GraphicsMagick (SUSE-SU-2018:0524-1)).

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 (105659). The entries 105663, 110446, 110447 and 110448 are related to this item.






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

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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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Advisory: USN-4248-1
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CVE: CVE-2017-17503 (🔍)
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Created: 12/11/2017 11:45 AM
Updated: 01/17/2023 12:16 PM
Changes: 12/11/2017 11:45 AM (72), 12/13/2019 03:31 PM (5), 01/17/2023 12:16 PM (4)
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