USN-1109-1: GIMP vulnerabilities

13 April 2011

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

Releases

Packages

  • gimp - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

Details

It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed data in certain
plugin configuration files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted plugin configuration file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash,
or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. The default
compiler options for affected releases should reduce the vulnerability to a
denial of service. (CVE-2010-4540, CVE-2010-4541, CVE-2010-4542)

It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed PSP image files.
If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PSP image file, an
attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with
the user's privileges. (CVE-2010-4543)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart GIMP to make all the
necessary changes.