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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.



  • gimp - The GNU Image Manipulation Program


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.

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.