GIMP integer overflow vulnerability

2007-08-15T00:00:00
ID VU:399896
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2007-08-15T20:51:00

Description

Overview

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

Description

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.


Impact

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


Solution

Update
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.


Vendor Information

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Updated: August 15, 2007

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

See http://svn.gnome.org/viewcvs/gimp/branches/gimp-2-2/ChangeLog?r1=22798&r2=22797&pathrev=22798 for more details.

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References

  • <http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-63/advisory/>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/25677/>
  • <http://cve.mitre.org/docs/plover/SECTION.9.17.html#NUM.OVERFLOW>

Acknowledgements

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