GLSA-201603-01 : GIMP: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201603-01
(GIMP: Multiple vulnerabilities)

GIMP’s network server, scriptfu, is vulnerable to the remote execution
of arbitrary code via the python-fu-eval command due to not requiring
authentication. Additionally, the X Window Dump (XWD) plugin is
vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows possibly allowing the remote
execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service. The XWD plugin is
vulnerable due to not validating large color entries.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process due or perform a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known work around at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All GIMP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/gimp-2.8.0'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89712 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4245

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