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|Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200607-08 ] GIMP: Buffer overflow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: GIMP: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200607-08)
Date: July 23, 2006
Updated: July 24, 2006
GIMP is prone to a buffer overflow which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code when loading specially crafted XCF files.
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. XCF is the native image file format used by GIMP.
Vulnerable: < 2.2.12
Unaffected: >= 2.2.12
Architectures: All supported architectures
Henning Makholm discovered that the "xcf_load_vector()" function is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when loading a XCF file with a large "num_axes" value.
An attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code by enticing a user to open a specially crafted XCF file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GIMP users should update to the latest stable version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/gimp-2.2.12"
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