USN-3539-1: GIMP vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3539-1

22nd January, 2018

gimp vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in GIMP.

Software description

  • gimp - The GNU Image Manipulation Program


It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled certain images. If a user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could possibly use
this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-17784, CVE-2017-17785, CVE-2017-17786,
CVE-2017-17787, CVE-2017-17788, CVE-2017-17789)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libgimp2.0 2.8.10-0ubuntu1.2
gimp 2.8.10-0ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


CVE-2017-17784, CVE-2017-17785, CVE-2017-17786, CVE-2017-17787, CVE-2017-17788, CVE-2017-17789