[USN-1214-1] GIMP vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-09-26T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1214-1 September 22, 2011

gimp vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


GIMP could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted GIF file.

Software Description: - gimp: The GNU Image Manipulation Program


Tomas Hoger discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed LZW streams. 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.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.04: gimp 2.6.11-1ubuntu6.2

Ubuntu 10.10: gimp 2.6.10-1ubuntu3.4

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: gimp 2.6.8-2ubuntu1.4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1214-1 CVE-2011-2896

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-1ubuntu6.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.10-1ubuntu3.4 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.8-2ubuntu1.4