GLSA-200607-08 : GIMP: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-08
(GIMP: Buffer overflow)

Henning Makholm discovered that the 'xcf_load_vector()' function is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow when loading a XCF file with a large
'num_axes' value.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code by
enticing a user to open a specially crafted XCF file.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200607-08.xml

Solution :

All GIMP users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/gimp-2.2.12'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22106 (gentoo_GLSA-200607-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3404