Public Date:
807994: CVE-2012-0260 ImageMagick: excessive CPU use DoS by processing JPEG images with crafted restart markers

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The JPEGWarningHandler function in coders/jpeg.c in ImageMagick before 6.7.6-3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a JPEG image with a crafted sequence of restart markers.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0260 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (ImageMagick) RHSA-2012:0545 2012-05-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (ImageMagick) RHSA-2012:0544 2012-05-07


Red Hat would like to thank CERT-FI for reporting this issue. CERT-FI acknowledges Aleksis Kauppinen, Joonas Kuorilehto, Tuomas Parttimaa and Lasse Ylivainio of Codenomicon's CROSS project as the original reporters.