Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : gimp vulnerabilities (USN-1109-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed data in
certain plugin configuration files. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted plugin configuration file, an attacker
could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
user's privileges. The default compiler options for affected releases
should reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4540, CVE-2010-4541, CVE-2010-4542)

It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed PSP image
files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PSP
image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2010-4543).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53408 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45647

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4540
CVE-2010-4541
CVE-2010-4542
CVE-2010-4543