RHEL 4 : gimp (RHSA-2006:0598)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated gimp packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an image composition and
editing program.

Henning Makholm discovered a buffer overflow bug in The GIMP XCF file
loader. An attacker could create a carefully crafted image that could
execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim. (CVE-2006-3404)

Please note that this issue did not affect the gimp packages in Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, or 3.

Users of The GIMP should update to these erratum packages which
contain a backported fix to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3404.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0598.html

Solution :

Update the affected gimp and / or gimp-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22071 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3404