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GIMP: Buffer overflow


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200705-08 / gimp
Release Date May 07, 2007
Latest Revision May 07, 2007: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-gfx/gimp < 2.2.14 >= 2.2.14 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #176226


GIMP is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program.


Marsu discovered that the "set_color_table()" function in the SUNRAS plugin is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow.


An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .RAS file, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running GIMP.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All GIMP users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/gimp-2.2.14"

4.  References


Page updated May 07, 2007

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