Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : gimp vulnerability (USN-467-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28067


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that Gimp did not correctly handle RAS image format color tables. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted RAS file with Gimp, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28067

File Name: ubuntu_USN-467-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gimp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gimp-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gimp-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gimp-helpbrowser, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gimp-python, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gimp-svg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgimp2.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgimp2.0-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgimp2.0-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2356

BID: 23680

OSVDB: 35417

USN: 467-1

CWE: 119