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computer threat bulletin CVE-2017-17680

ImageMagick: memory leak via ReadXPMImage

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can create a memory leak via ReadXPMImage() of ImageMagick, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 1/4.
Creation date: 16/01/2018.
Références of this announce: CVE-2017-17680, openSUSE-SU-2018:0092-1, USN-3681-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-25066.
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Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can create a memory leak via ReadXPMImage() of ImageMagick, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This security threat impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer weakness note is low.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer threat alert.

Solutions for this threat

openSUSE Leap: new ImageMagick packages (16/01/2018).
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.2: ImageMagick 6.8.8.1-30.18.1
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: ImageMagick 6.8.8.1-46.1

Ubuntu: new imagemagick packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: imagemagick 8:6.9.7.4+dfsg-16ubuntu6.2
  Ubuntu 17.10: imagemagick 8:6.9.7.4+dfsg-16ubuntu2.2
  Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: imagemagick 8:6.8.9.9-7ubuntu5.11
  Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: imagemagick 8:6.7.7.10-6ubuntu3.11
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