22 January 2018
Several security issues were fixed in GIMP.
It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled certain images. If a user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could possibly use
this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-17784, CVE-2017-17785, CVE-2017-17786,
CVE-2017-17787, CVE-2017-17788, CVE-2017-17789)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
Canonical is offering Ubuntu 14.04 Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) for security fixes and essential packages.
Find out more about ESM