Scientific Linux Security Update : gimp on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60187


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Marsu discovered a stack overflow bug in The GIMP RAS file loader. An attacker could create a carefully crafted file that could cause The GIMP to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-2356)

For users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the previous GIMP packages had a bug that concerned the execution order in which the symbolic links to externally packaged GIMP plugins are installed and removed, causing the symbolic links to vanish when the package is updated.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60187

File Name: sl_20070521_gimp_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2356

CWE: 119