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Use After Free

CVE-2017-12431

Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10

Summary

In ImageMagick 7.0.6-1, a use-after-free vulnerability was found in the function ReadWMFImage in coders/wmf.c, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service.

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

CWE-416 - Use After Free

Use-after-free (UaF) vulnerability occurs when the application is using a pointer to memory that has been freed. Any attempt to read/write to a buffer after it is de-allocated allows memory corruption, sensitive information exposure, and can potentially lead to arbitrary code execution.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published