Ubuntu 1559-1: GIMP vulnerabilities

    Date10 Sep 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    GIMP could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1559-1
    September 10, 2012
    
    gimp vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.04 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:
    
    Joseph Sheridan discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled certain malformed
    headers in FIT files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
    crafted FIT image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash.
    (CVE-2012-3236)
    
    Murray McAllister discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed KiSS
    palette files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted KiSS
    palette file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute
    arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2012-3403)
    
    Matthias Weckbecker discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed GIF
    image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF
    image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute
    arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2012-3481)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      gimp                            2.6.12-1ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      gimp                            2.6.11-2ubuntu4.1
    
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      gimp                            2.6.11-1ubuntu6.3
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      gimp                            2.6.8-2ubuntu1.5
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1559-1
      CVE-2012-3236, CVE-2012-3403, CVE-2012-3481
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.12-1ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-2ubuntu4.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-1ubuntu6.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.8-2ubuntu1.5
    
    
    
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