Scientific Linux Security Update : gimp on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Marsu discovered a stack overflow bug in The GIMP RAS file loader. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted file that could cause The
GIMP to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was
opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-2356)

For users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the previous GIMP packages
had a bug that concerned the execution order in which the symbolic
links to externally packaged GIMP plugins are installed and removed,
causing the symbolic links to vanish when the package is updated.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0bc641ac

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60187 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2356