Ubuntu 1659-1: GIMP vulnerability

    Date10 Dec 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-1659-1
    December 10, 2012
    
    gimp vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - 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:
    
    It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed XWD files. If a
    user were tricked into opening a specially crafted XWD 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 12.10:
      gimp                            2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      gimp                            2.6.12-1ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      gimp                            2.6.11-2ubuntu4.2
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      gimp                            2.6.8-2ubuntu1.6
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1659-1
      CVE-2012-5576
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.12-1ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-2ubuntu4.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.8-2ubuntu1.6
    
    
    
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