GLSA-200607-08 : GIMP: Buffer overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22106
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-08 (GIMP: Buffer overflow)
Henning Makholm discovered that the 'xcf_load_vector()' function is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when loading a XCF file with a large 'num_axes' value.
An attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code by enticing a user to open a specially crafted XCF file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GIMP users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/gimp-2.2.12'