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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


In ImageMagick before 6.9.9-24 and 7.0.7-12 , a memory leak vulnerability was found in the function ReadMATImage in coders/mat.c, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted MAT image file.

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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

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