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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1097

Original release date: 03/05/2008
Last revised: 11/24/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Heap-based buffer overflow in the ReadPCXImage function in the PCX coder in coders/pcx.c in (1) ImageMagick 6.2.4-5 and 6.2.8-0 and (2) GraphicsMagick (aka gm) 1.1.7 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted .pcx file that triggers incorrect memory allocation for the scanline array, leading to memory corruption.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11237
External Source: XF
Name: imagemagick-readpcximage-bo(41193)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=413034
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0165
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36260
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29786
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:099
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=285861
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0145
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019881
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1858
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30967
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29857
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 43213
External Source: BID
Name: 28822
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 55721
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:014
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201311-10

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11237
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)