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Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 23:56:03 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: "oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: ImageMagick Magick_png_malloc() / GraphicsMagick png_IM_malloc()
 size issue

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I was going to request an embargo date for this issue once I had
spoken with ImageMagick however they felt an embargo was not needed
and publicly committed a source code fix for the issue, so this issue
is no longer private.

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Tom Lane (tgl@...hat.com) found an issue in ImageMagick. Basically
CVE-2011-3026 deals with libpng memory allocation, limitations have been
added so that a bad PNG can't cause the system to allocate a lot of
memory causing a denial of service. However on further investigation of
ImageMagick Tom Lane found that PNG malloc function (Magick_png_malloc)
in turn calls AcquireMagickMemory with an improper size argument:

#ifdef PNG_USER_MEM_SUPPORTED
static png_voidp Magick_png_malloc(png_structp png_ptr,png_uint_32 size)
{
  (void) png_ptr;
  return((png_voidp) AcquireMagickMemory((size_t) size));
}

This is incorrect, the size argument should be declared
png_alloc_size_t according to 1.5, or png_size_t according to 1.2.

"As this function stands, it invisibly does the wrong thing for any
request over 4GB.  On big-endian architectures it very possibly will
do the wrong thing even for requests less than that. So the reason why
the hard-wired 4GB limit prevents a core dump is that it masks the ABI
mismatch here."

So basically we have memory allocations problems that can probably
lead to a denial of service.

===========================

For more information please see:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=844101
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=844105



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