Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : gimp vulnerability (USN-1214-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56280
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTomas Hoger discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed LZW streams. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gimp package.