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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   ImageMagick Vendors:   ImageMagick.org
ImageMagick Magick_png_malloc() Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027321
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027321
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3437   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 30 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ImageMagick. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PNG image that, when processed by the target user or application, will trigger an error in Magick_png_malloc() and cause the target application to crash.

The vulnerability resides in 'coders/png.c'.

Tom Lane reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available via SVN.
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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