Ubuntu: 1659-1: GIMP vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu GIMP could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened aspecially crafted file.
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1659-1
December 10, 2012

gimp vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


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


It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed XWD files. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted XWD file, an attacker
could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
user's privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
  gimp                            2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  gimp                            2.6.12-1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 11.10:
  gimp                            2.6.11-2ubuntu4.2

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  gimp                            2.6.8-2ubuntu1.6

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


Package Information: