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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


In ImageMagick 7.0.7-12 Q16, a large loop vulnerability was found in the function ExtractPostscript in coders/wpg.c, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU exhaustion) via a crafted wpg image file that triggers a ReadWPGImage call.

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CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption

An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.

Advisory Timeline

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