Use of Externally-Controlled Format String



A "CWE-134 Use of Externally-Controlled Format String" vulnerability affects the MC_Open_Association function located in Merative Merge DICOM Toolkit C/C++ on Windows


When MC_Open_Association function is used to open DICOM Association and gets DICOM Application Context Name with illegal characters, it might result in an unhandled exception. The vulnerability can be exploited by unauthenticated attackers with a privileged position in the network.

Issue Date

April 30, 2024


This issue affects: Merative Merge DICOM Toolkit C/C++ on Windows from v5.6.0 up to v.5.17.0

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Update the Merative Merge DICOM Toolkit C/C++ to the 5.18.0 release



Gabriele Quagliarella of Nozomi Networks

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