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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 56280

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

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Solution

Update the affected gimp package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1214-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56280

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1214-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/23/2011

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/22/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/19/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2896

BID: 49148

USN: 1214-1