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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the GIMP's Microsoft Windows Bitmap (BMP) and Personal
Computer eXchange (PCX) image file plug-ins. An attacker could create
a specially-crafted BMP or PCX image file that, when opened, could
cause the relevant plug-in to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the GIMP. (CVE-2009-1570,
CVE-2011-1178)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the GIMP's Paint Shop
Pro (PSP) image file plug-in. An attacker could create a
specially-crafted PSP image file that, when opened, could cause the
PSP plug-in to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the GIMP. (CVE-2010-4543)

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the GIMP's Lightning,
Sphere Designer, and Gfig image filters. An attacker could create a
specially-crafted Lightning, Sphere Designer, or Gfig filter
configuration file that, when opened, could cause the relevant plug-in
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of the user running the GIMP. (CVE-2010-4540, CVE-2010-4541,
CVE-2010-4542)

Users of the GIMP are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The GIMP
must be restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6a131844

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61057 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1570
CVE-2010-4540
CVE-2010-4541
CVE-2010-4542
CVE-2010-4543
CVE-2011-1178