RHEL 4 : gimp (RHSA-2006:0598)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22071


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated gimp packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

Henning Makholm discovered a buffer overflow bug in The GIMP XCF file loader. An attacker could create a carefully crafted image that could execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim. (CVE-2006-3404)

Please note that this issue did not affect the gimp packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, or 3.

Users of The GIMP should update to these erratum packages which contain a backported fix to correct this issue.


Update the affected gimp and / or gimp-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22071

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0598.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/07/19

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3404

BID: 18877

OSVDB: 27037

RHSA: 2006:0598