Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : gimp vulnerability (USN-1214-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56280


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Tomas 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.

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 gimp package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56280

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1214-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/09/23

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gimp, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2896

BID: 49148

OSVDB: 74539

USN: 1214-1