USN-480-1: Gimp vulnerability

4 July 2007

gimp vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description


Stefan Cornelius discovered that Gimp could miscalculate the size of heap buffers when processing PSD images. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PSD 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 7.04
gimp - 2.2.13-1ubuntu4.2
Ubuntu 6.10
gimp - 2.2.13-1ubuntu3.2
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
gimp - 2.2.11-1ubuntu3.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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