Ubuntu: 2051-1: GIMP vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu GIMP could be made to crash or run programs as your login if itopened a specially crafted file.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2051-1
December 09, 2013

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

- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 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:

Murray McAllister 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 13.10:
  gimp                            2.8.6-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 13.04:
  gimp                            2.8.4-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
  gimp                            2.8.2-1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  gimp                            2.6.12-1ubuntu1.3

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2051-1
  CVE-2013-1913, CVE-2013-1978

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.8.6-1ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.8.4-1ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.8.2-1ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.12-1ubuntu1.3