GIMP: Buffer overflow
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200607-08 / gimp
||July 23, 2006
||July 24, 2006: 02
All supported architectures
GIMP is prone to a buffer overflow which may lead to the execution of
arbitrary code when loading specially crafted XCF files.
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
An attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code by
enticing a user to open a specially crafted XCF file.
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"