ImageMagick up to 6.5.3-5 numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in ImageMagick up to 6.5.3-5 (Image Processing Software). It has been classified as very critical. Affected is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-189. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Multiple integer overflows in (1) magick/profile.c or (2) magick/property.c in ImageMagick 6.7.5 and earlier allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted offset value in the ResolutionUnit tag in the EXIF IFD0 of an image. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0247.

The weakness was published 06/05/2012 by Aleksis Kauppinen as Bug CVE-201 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2012-1185 since 02/14/2012. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 12/03/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 74052 (GLSA-201405-09 : ImageMagick: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165490 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for ImageMagick (SUSE-SU-2012:0763-1)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 12209.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (76140) and Tenable (74052). Similar entries are available at 13218, 67522, 56096 and 56006.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.9

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 10.0
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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 74052
Nessus Name: GLSA-201405-09 : ImageMagick: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 892462
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2462-2 (imagemagick - several vulnerabilities
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02/10/2012 🔍
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06/05/2012 +112 days 🔍
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Advisory: Bug CVE-201
Researcher: Aleksis Kauppinen
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-1185 (🔍)

X-Force: 76140
Vulnerability Center: 35297 - ImageMagick 6.7.5 and Earlier Multiple Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities, High
SecurityFocus: 51957 - ImageMagick Buffer Overflow and Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 47926 - ImageMagick Two Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 80556

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/03/2021 11:17 AM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (66), 04/13/2017 05:14 PM (14), 12/03/2021 11:10 AM (12), 12/03/2021 11:17 AM (1)
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