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ImageMagick GIF Comment Processing Off-by-one Buffer Overflow (CVE-2013-4298)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-2973
Date Published: 27 Oct 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2013-4298
Protection Provided by:

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Who is Vulnerable? ImageMagick Studio ImageMagick prior to 6.7.8-8
Vulnerability Description An off-by-one vulnerability has been reported in ImageMagick's GIF handling library.
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of certain fields within a GIF image. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by uploading a maliciously crafted GIF image to a vulnerable web service. Successful exploit will result in code execution. Unsuccessful attacks can result in a denial of service condition.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the ImageMagick GIF Comment Processing Off-by-one Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Web Server Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: ImageMagick GIF Comment Processing Off-by-one Buffer Overflow

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