[USN-3025-1] GIMP vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jul 5 18:31:00 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3025-1
July 05, 2016

gimp vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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

Software Description:
- gimp: The GNU Image Manipulation Program


It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed XCF files. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted XCF 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 15.10:
  gimp                            2.8.14-1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  gimp                            2.8.10-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  gimp                            2.6.12-1ubuntu1.4

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


Package Information:

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