CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2019-16708

Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime

Published: Sep 23, 2019 | Modified: Apr 22, 2022
CVSS 3.x
6.5
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
4.3 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
5.3 LOW
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Ubuntu
LOW

ImageMagick 7.0.8-35 has a memory leak in magick/xwindow.c, related to XCreateImage.

Weakness

The product does not sufficiently track and release allocated memory after it has been used, which slowly consumes remaining memory.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Imagemagick Imagemagick 7.0.8-35 (including) 7.0.8-35 (including)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RedHat autotrace-0:0.31.1-38.el7 *
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RedHat emacs-1:24.3-23.el7 *
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RedHat ImageMagick-0:6.9.10.68-3.el7 *
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RedHat inkscape-0:0.92.2-3.el7 *
Imagemagick Ubuntu bionic *
Imagemagick Ubuntu devel *
Imagemagick Ubuntu disco *
Imagemagick Ubuntu eoan *
Imagemagick Ubuntu esm-apps/focal *
Imagemagick Ubuntu esm-apps/jammy *
Imagemagick Ubuntu esm-apps/noble *
Imagemagick Ubuntu esm-infra/bionic *
Imagemagick Ubuntu esm-infra/xenial *
Imagemagick Ubuntu focal *
Imagemagick Ubuntu jammy *
Imagemagick Ubuntu kinetic *
Imagemagick Ubuntu lunar *
Imagemagick Ubuntu mantic *
Imagemagick Ubuntu noble *
Imagemagick Ubuntu trusty *
Imagemagick Ubuntu trusty/esm *
Imagemagick Ubuntu xenial *

Potential Mitigations

  • Choose a language or tool that provides automatic memory management, or makes manual memory management less error-prone.
  • For example, glibc in Linux provides protection against free of invalid pointers.
  • When using Xcode to target OS X or iOS, enable automatic reference counting (ARC) [REF-391].
  • To help correctly and consistently manage memory when programming in C++, consider using a smart pointer class such as std::auto_ptr (defined by ISO/IEC ISO/IEC 14882:2003), std::shared_ptr and std::unique_ptr (specified by an upcoming revision of the C++ standard, informally referred to as C++ 1x), or equivalent solutions such as Boost.

References