USN-494-1: Gimp vulnerability

2 August 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


Sean Larsson discovered multiple integer overflows in Gimp. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted DICOM, PNM, PSD, PSP, RAS, XBM, or XWD image, a remote 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 - 2.2.13-1ubuntu4.3
Ubuntu 6.10
gimp - 2.2.13-1ubuntu3.3
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
gimp - 2.2.11-1ubuntu3.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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