Scientific Linux Security Update : gimp on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw, a heap-based buffer overflow, and
an integer overflow flaw were found in the way GIMP loaded certain X
Window System (XWD) image dump files. A remote attacker could provide
a specially crafted XWD image file that, when processed, would cause
the XWD plug-in to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the GIMP. (CVE-2012-5576,
CVE-2013-1913, CVE-2013-1978)

The GIMP must be restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71303 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5576