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Use After Free


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


A heap Use After Free issue was discovered in ImageMagick's "ReplaceXmpValue()" function in "MagickCore/profile.c" versions 7.x prior to 7.1.1-10. An attacker could trick the user to open a specially crafted file to convert, triggering a heap-use-after-free write error, allowing an application to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.

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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