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GIMP: Buffer overflow


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200607-08 / gimp
Release Date July 23, 2006
Latest Revision July 24, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-gfx/gimp < 2.2.12 >= 2.2.12 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #139524


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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.


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All GIMP users should update to the latest stable version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated July 23, 2006

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