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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.


Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

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 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ImageMagick Will not fix

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