GIMP integer overflow vulnerability

ID VU:399896
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2007-08-15T20:51:00



GIMP contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute code, or create a denial-of-service condition.


The Photoshop Document (PSD) format is the native file format used by Adobe Photoshop. The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) can open and manipulate .psd files.

The GIMP contains an integer overflow that can result in a heap-based buffer overflow. An attacker may be able to trigger the overflow by convincing a user to open a specially crafted .psd file.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code, or create a denial-of-service condition.


The Gimp team has released a patch that is available from their SVN tree. Note that many Linux distributions redistribute GIMP. Administrators who use a packaged version of GIMP should see their operating system vendor for updates.

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Updated: August 15, 2007



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Thanks to Secunia for information that was used in this report.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2007-2949
Date Public: | 2007-07-03
Date First Published: | 2007-08-15
Date Last Updated: | 2007-08-15 20:51 UTC
Document Revision: | 13