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Debian: DSA-3612-1: gimp security update

Date 01 Jul 2016
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Shmuel H discovered that GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is prone to a use-after-free vulnerability in the channel and layer properties parsing process when loading a XCF file. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to potentially execute arbitrary code with the

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3612-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
July 01, 2016                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : gimp
CVE ID         : CVE-2016-4994
Debian Bug     : 828179

Shmuel H discovered that GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is
prone to a use-after-free vulnerability in the channel and layer
properties parsing process when loading a XCF file. An attacker can take
advantage of this flaw to potentially execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running GIMP if a specially crafted XCF file is
processed.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.14-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gimp packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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