Fedora Core 5 : gimp-2.2.14-5.fc5 (2007-491)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25181


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


The GIMP package in Fedora includes a helper script /usr/sbin/gimp-plugin-mgr for plugins contained in other packages, for example, xsane-gimp. This script manages symlinks from the GIMP plugin directory (which may change between upgrades) to the actual location of the plugins.

A bug has been fixed in this erratum of GIMP that was in all older GIMP packages. The bug concerns the execution order in which the symlinks are installed and removed, causing the symlinks to vanish when the GIMP package is updated.

Although this GIMP erratum has the execution order fixed, due to the nature of the problem it will show up once more when updating from an affected version to a fixed version. To add these symlinks back in, run this command, providing the root password when prompted :

su -c '/usr/sbin/gimp-plugin-mgr --install '*'

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25181

File Name: fedora_2007-491.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/10

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gimp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gimp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gimp-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gimp-libs, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/07

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2007-491