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Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime


Severity Low
Score 3.3/10


A vulnerability was found in ImageMagick6 before 6.9.12-8 and ImageMagick7 before 7.0.11-8, where executing a crafted file with the convert command, ASAN detects memory leaks.

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CWE-401 - Missing release of memory after effective lifetime (memory leak)

'Missing release of memory after effective lifetime (memory leak)' is a weakness that occurs when software doesn't effectively release allocated memory after it is used. If not addressed, this enables attackers to launch denial of service attacks (by crashing or hanging the program) or take advantage of other unexpected behavior resulting from low memory conditions.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published