VDB-98514 · CVE-2017-5509 · BID 95751

ImageMagick PSD File coders/psd.c out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in ImageMagick (Image Processing Software) (the affected version unknown). Affected is an unknown part of the file coders/psd.c of the component PSD File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-787. The software writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/16/2017. The weakness was shared 03/24/2017 by Bastien Roucaries (oss-sec). The advisory is available at openwall.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-5509 since 01/16/2017. 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 32 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97252 (GLSA-201702-09 : 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 and running in the context l.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (97252). The entries 98501, 98502, 98503 and 98511 are related to this item.





  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.4

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 97252
Nessus Name: GLSA-201702-09 : ImageMagick: Multiple vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: github.com


01/16/2017 🔍
01/16/2017 +0 days 🔍
01/24/2017 +8 days 🔍
02/17/2017 +24 days 🔍
02/21/2017 +4 days 🔍
03/24/2017 +31 days 🔍
03/24/2017 +0 days 🔍
03/24/2017 +0 days 🔍
11/15/2022 +2062 days 🔍


Product: imagemagick.org

Advisory: 37a1710e2dab6ed91128ea648d654a22fbe2a6af
Researcher: Bastien Roucaries
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-5509 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 95751 - Imagemagick CVE-2017-5509 Out of Bounds Write Local Memory Corruption Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-5509 - ImageMagick - Out-of-Bounds Write Issue

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Created: 03/24/2017 06:59 PM
Updated: 11/15/2022 09:41 AM
Changes: 03/24/2017 06:59 PM (70), 09/14/2020 07:53 AM (4), 11/15/2022 09:41 AM (4)
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