Bug 807993 (CVE-2012-0259) - CVE-2012-0259 ImageMagick: Out-of heap-based buffer read by processing crafted JPEG EXIF header tag value
Summary: CVE-2012-0259 ImageMagick: Out-of heap-based buffer read by processing crafte...
Alias: CVE-2012-0259
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 796844 796845 808159
Blocks: 789444
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-03-29 10:02 UTC by Stefan Cornelius
Modified: 2023-05-12 12:06 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2021-10-19 21:52:29 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Proposed patch (3.48 KB, patch)
2012-04-02 15:23 UTC, Olivier Fourdan
no flags Details | Diff
Updated (clean up) patch (2.63 KB, patch)
2012-04-03 09:57 UTC, Olivier Fourdan
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:0544 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: ImageMagick security update 2012-05-07 22:22:16 UTC

Description Stefan Cornelius 2012-03-29 10:02:49 UTC
An out-of heap-based buffer read flaw was found in the way ImageMagick, an image display and manipulation tool for the X Window System, retrieved Exchangeable image file format (Exif) header tag information from certain JPEG files. A remote attacker could provide a JPEG image file, with EXIF header containing specially-crafted tag values, which once opened in some ImageMagick tool would lead to the crash of that tool (denial of service).

Upstream patch:
[1] http://www.imagemagick.org/discourse-server/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20629

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-29 17:03:30 UTC

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.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-29 17:29:28 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the ImageMagick package, as shipped with Fedora release of 15 and 16.

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-29 17:41:18 UTC
Public now via:
[2] http://www.cert.fi/en/reports/2012/vulnerability635606.html

Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-29 17:43:20 UTC
Created ImageMagick tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 808159]

Comment 5 Stefan Cornelius 2012-03-30 11:58:23 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the ImageMagick package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Comment 6 Olivier Fourdan 2012-04-02 15:23:09 UTC
Created attachment 574539 [details]
Proposed patch

Updated patch, this one also adds a test to avoid an overflow of the "number_bytes" value when the "components" field is too large.

Comment 7 Olivier Fourdan 2012-04-03 09:57:25 UTC
Created attachment 574809 [details]
Updated (clean up) patch

Same proposed patch, without the traces.

Comment 8 Stefan Cornelius 2012-04-10 14:53:09 UTC
The original patch for CVE-2012-0259 is insufficient. Upstream was notified and a new patch was published on [1]. As announced in [2], CVE-2012-1610 has been assigned to the insufficient fix of CVE-2012-0259.

[1] http://www.imagemagick.org/discourse-server/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20629#p82865
[2] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/04/6

Statement CVE-2012-1610:

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of ImageMagick as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as it did not backport the insufficient patch for CVE-2012-0259.

Comment 9 Pavel Alexeev 2012-04-11 13:28:58 UTC
Rawhide build which should fix it http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=3977291.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2012-05-07 18:51:29 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:0544 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0544.html

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2012-06-22 08:36:08 UTC
ImageMagick- has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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