ImageMagick 7.0.5-4 sgi.c ReadSGIImage resource management

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A vulnerability was found in ImageMagick 7.0.5-4 (Image Processing Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is the function ReadSGIImage of the file sgi.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 04/14/2017. The weakness was presented 04/18/2017 by Venustech with Adlab of Venustech (GitHub Repository). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-7941 since 04/18/2017. 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 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 4 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 100433 (Debian DSA-3863-1 : 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 196797 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Imagemagick Vulnerabilities (USN-3302-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (100433). See 99560, 99944, 99945 and 100738 for similar entries.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 100433
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3863-1 : imagemagick - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703863
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3863-1 (imagemagick - security update)
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04/14/2017 🔍
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Advisory: 428
Researcher: Venustech
Organization: Adlab of Venustech
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-7941 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 97944 - ImageMagick CVE-2017-7941 Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-7941 - ImageMagick - Denial of Service Issue

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Created: 04/19/2017 11:45 AM
Updated: 11/29/2022 03:47 PM
Changes: 04/19/2017 11:45 AM (77), 09/15/2020 08:27 AM (8), 11/29/2022 03:47 PM (4)
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