Ubuntu 1147-1: GIMP vulnerability

    Date13 Jun 2011
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    GIMP could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1147-1
    June 13, 2011
    
    gimp vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    GIMP could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
    specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - gimp: The GNU Image Manipulation Program
    
    Details:
    
    Nils Philippsen discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed PSP
    image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PSP
    image 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 11.04:
      gimp                            2.6.11-1ubuntu6.1
    
    Ubuntu 10.10:
      gimp                            2.6.10-1ubuntu3.3
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      gimp                            2.6.8-2ubuntu1.3
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart GIMP to make all the
    necessary changes.
    
    References:
      CVE-2011-1782
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-1ubuntu6.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.10-1ubuntu3.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.8-2ubuntu1.3
    
    
    

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