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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime

CVE-2017-11141

Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10

Summary

The ReadMATImage function in coders\mat.c in ImageMagick versions prior to 7.0.5-6 and ImageMagick6 prior to 6.9.8-5 has a memory leak vulnerability that can cause memory exhaustion via a crafted MAT file, related to incorrect ordering of a SetImageExtent call.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-772 - Missing Release Of Resource After Effective Lifetime

'Missing release of resource after effective lifetime' is a weakness that occurs when software doesn't sufficiently release a resource (e.g. memory, CPU, disk space, etc.) after it is used. If not addressed, attackers can launch a denial of service attack (by allocating a resource and not releasing it).

Advisory Timeline

  • Published