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USN-1559-1: GIMP vulnerabilities

10 September 2012

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

Releases

Packages

  • gimp - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

Details

Joseph Sheridan discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled certain malformed
headers in FIT files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted FIT image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash.
(CVE-2012-3236)

Murray McAllister discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed KiSS
palette files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted KiSS
palette file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2012-3403)

Matthias Weckbecker discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed GIF
image files. 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. (CVE-2012-3481)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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