Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : gimp vulnerability (USN-480-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28081


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


Stefan Cornelius discovered that Gimp could miscalculate the size of heap buffers when processing PSD images. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PSD file with Gimp, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28081

File Name: ubuntu_USN-480-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2949

OSVDB: 37804

USN: 480-1