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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


ImageMagick prior to version 7.0.6-1 and ImageMagick6 prior to version 6.9.9-0 has a memory leak vulnerability in ReadMATImage in coders\mat.c.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • 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