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GIMP buffer overflow bug

GIMP is prone to a buffer overflow which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code when loading specially crafted XCF files.

  • Vendor: Gentoo
  • Vendor ID: GLSA 200607-08:02
  • Date: July 24, 2006


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200607-08:02
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Severity: Normal
Title: GIMP: Buffer overflow
Date: July 23, 2006
Updated: July 24, 2006
Bugs: #139524
ID: 200607-08:02

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Synopsis
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GIMP is prone to a buffer overflow which may lead to the execution of
arbitrary code when loading specially crafted XCF files.

Background
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GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. XCF is the native image
file format used by GIMP.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/gimp < 2.2.12 >= 2.2.12

Description
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Henning Makholm discovered that the "xcf_load_vector()" function is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow when loading a XCF file with a large
"num_axes" value.

Impact
======

An attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code by
enticing a user to open a specially crafted XCF file.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GIMP users should update to the latest stable version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/gimp-2.2.12"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-3404
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3404

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200607-08.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
[email protected] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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