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844101: CVE-2012-3437 ImageMagick: Magick_png_malloc() size argument

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Magick_png_malloc function in coders/png.c in ImageMagick 6.7.8 and earlier does not use the proper variable type for the allocation size, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted PNG file that triggers incorrect memory allocation.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3437 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the version of ImageMagick, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. A future update may address this issue.

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ImageMagick Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ImageMagick Fix deferred