Ubuntu 2051-1: GIMP vulnerability

    Date09 Dec 2013
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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-2051-1
    December 09, 2013
    
    gimp vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.10
    - Ubuntu 13.04
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 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:
    
    Murray McAllister 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 13.10:
      gimp                            2.8.6-1ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 13.04:
      gimp                            2.8.4-1ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      gimp                            2.8.2-1ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      gimp                            2.6.12-1ubuntu1.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2051-1
      CVE-2013-1913, CVE-2013-1978
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.8.6-1ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.8.4-1ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.8.2-1ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.12-1ubuntu1.3
    
    
    

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