Fedora 16 : gimp-2.6.11-21.fc16 (2011-10761)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55949


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update adds checks to avoid heap corruption and buffer overflows when loading GIF image files (CVE-2011-2896). Additionally, it fixes a bug which caused GIMP to print an unnecessary warning to the command line on startup.

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 gimp package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55949

File Name: fedora_2011-10761.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/23/2011

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gimp, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/12/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2896

BID: 49148

FEDORA: 2011-10761