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USN-2051-1: GIMP vulnerability

9 December 2013

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

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Releases

Packages

  • gimp - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

Details

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

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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