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USN-480-1: Gimp vulnerability

4 July 2007

Gimp vulnerability



Stefan Cornelius discovered that Gimp could miscalculate the size of heap
buffers when processing PSD images. By tricking a user into opening a
specially crafted PSD file with Gimp, an attacker could exploit this to
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 7.04
  • gimp - 2.2.13-1ubuntu4.2
Ubuntu 6.10
  • gimp - 2.2.13-1ubuntu3.2
Ubuntu 6.06
  • gimp - 2.2.11-1ubuntu3.3

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.