Ubuntu: 1559-1: GIMP vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu GIMP could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened aspecially crafted file.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1559-1
September 10, 2012

gimp vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

GIMP could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- gimp: The GNU Image Manipulation Program

Details:

Joseph Sheridan discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled certain malformed
headers in FIT files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted FIT image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash.
(CVE-2012-3236)

Murray McAllister discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed KiSS
palette files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted KiSS
palette file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2012-3403)

Matthias Weckbecker discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed GIF
image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF
image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2012-3481)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  gimp                            2.6.12-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 11.10:
  gimp                            2.6.11-2ubuntu4.1

Ubuntu 11.04:
  gimp                            2.6.11-1ubuntu6.3

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  gimp                            2.6.8-2ubuntu1.5

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1559-1
  CVE-2012-3236, CVE-2012-3403, CVE-2012-3481

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.12-1ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-2ubuntu4.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-1ubuntu6.3
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.8-2ubuntu1.5