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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1659-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1659-1
Posted Dec 11, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1659-1 - It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed XWD files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted XWD file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-5576
MD5 | c1c0d828c70c853590a28dfb26ceff79

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1659-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1659-1
December 10, 2012

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

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Details:

It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed XWD files. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted XWD 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 12.10:
gimp 2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
gimp 2.6.12-1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 11.10:
gimp 2.6.11-2ubuntu4.2

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
gimp 2.6.8-2ubuntu1.6

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1659-1
CVE-2012-5576

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.12-1ubuntu1.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-2ubuntu4.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.8-2ubuntu1.6

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