[USN-1214-1] GIMP vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Sep 22 15:49:38 UTC 2011

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1214-1
September 22, 2011

gimp vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


GIMP could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted GIF file.

Software Description:
- gimp: The GNU Image Manipulation Program


Tomas Hoger discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed LZW streams.
If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image file, an
attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly 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 11.04:
  gimp                            2.6.11-1ubuntu6.2

Ubuntu 10.10:
  gimp                            2.6.10-1ubuntu3.4

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  gimp                            2.6.8-2ubuntu1.4

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


Package Information:

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