RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 / 5 : gimp (RHSA-2007:0343)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25331


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.

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.

Marsu discovered a stack overflow bug in The GIMP RAS file loader. An attacker could create a carefully crafted file that could cause The GIMP to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-2356)

For users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the previous GIMP packages had a bug that concerned the execution order in which the symbolic links to externally packaged GIMP plugins are installed and removed, causing the symbolic links to vanish when the package is updated.

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25331

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0343.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/25

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp-perl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2356

BID: 23680

OSVDB: 35417

RHSA: 2007:0343

CWE: 119