Ubuntu 1147-1: GIMP vulnerability

    Date13 Jun 2011
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    GIMP could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1147-1
    June 13, 2011
    gimp vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    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
    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.
    Package Information:

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