Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gimp (MDKSA-2006:127)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23878


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


A buffer overflow in the xcf_load_vector function in app/xcf/xcf-load.c for gimp 2.2.x allows user-complicit attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an XCF file with a large num_axes value in the VECTORS property.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23878

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-127.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/16

Modified: 2015/03/19

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:mandriva:linux:gimp, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gimp-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gimp2.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gimp2.0_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgimp2.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgimp2.0_0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3404

BID: 18877

MDKSA: 2006:127