USN-312-1: gimp vulnerability

10 July 2006

gimp vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description


Henning Makholm discovered that gimp did not sufficiently validate the ‘num_axes’ parameter in XCF files. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted XCF 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 6.06 LTS
gimp - 2.2.11-1ubuntu3.1
libgimp2.0 - 2.2.11-1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 5.10
gimp - 2.2.8-2ubuntu6.1
libgimp2.0 - 2.2.8-2ubuntu6.1
Ubuntu 5.04
gimp - 2.2.2-1ubuntu5.1
libgimp2.0 - 2.2.2-1ubuntu5.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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